This program aims to address the severe drought in East Sussex projected for 2050, modern mythology has brought hope to society in the form of a water deity. In literature spanning various eras, the significance of water has been a recurring theme, often symbolising vital aspects of life.
Progressively, individuals including literary pilgrims, spiritualists, feminists, drowning survivors, and farmers have sought spiritual remedies to foster hope and find the strength to endure hardships. Having faith to persevere through hardships is one of the strongest abilities humans have. But eventually, people need someone or something to guide them. In the past, it's generally been the job of religion for guidance (e.g. Jesus guiding the people how to live through God). British author Virginia Woolf, who had a profound fascination with water and tragically drowned in the River Ouse, East Sussex, emerges as a god—a water deity in 2050 when the water has gained the utmost significance for sustaining life. They have noticed the power of water resilience through the practice of pilgrimage and letter-writing rituals, venerating Virginia in a shrine.
The act of visiting the shrine represents a potential symbol of hope in the face of global droughts, resonating with people's inclination to seek solace and guidance through spirituality in times of adversity. The dedicated shrine honouring Virginia Woolf holds the potential to inspire and empower, Her shrine is where people, or followers, can congregate to spread her message and provide society with a cure to give them the strength to overcome the droughts, akin to the profound impact of the Islamic pilgrimage to "Mecca." It would give any visitor an overwhelming sense of emotion.