- This week ...
- ...Wed: Wired for Wellbeing sculpture workshop at St Georges Centre, Lupset
- Monday & Tuesday: The Romans are coming to Darfield Upper School - making for Barnsley Mayors Parade
- ... Wed: HLF Oral History at St Helens Church for Hemsworth Arts & Community College
- ...Sat: The couple are catching a bus to Grassington Festival
Communities in Time
Communities in time celebrated the history of communities across the Wakefield district. Funded by Wakefield Council Creative Partners Scheme 2012/13, the project involved people from Eastmoor, Knottingley, Ferry Fryston, Airedale and Ferrybridge creating large scale, collaborative art works which tell the story of their community.
Around 300 people aged 5 - 96 took part in 40 individual workshop sessions to create a visual record of people, places and events in their community. Communities from 4 of the priority neighbourhoods took part in ‘Communities in Time’ which set out to improve pride of place and community cohesion by developing a greater understanding of the history of those communities and how each individual and unique community comes from similar backgrounds.
As part of the project, 4 unique wall hangings were produced, and exhibitions of work by participants were mounted, in Wakefield Museum, at St Swithun’s Eastmoor and during Soul Portobello. Participants told us how wonderful it was to see all four wall hangings together in one space, and that, although they were similar in style and content, it was lovely to see the uniqueness of each area in the work.
The artworks created are now on display in local venues and a book has been created telling stories from all four communities within one book, this will be available in local libraries across the District, and in the communities featured. For further information please contact Charlie Wells on 01924 335985 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We were delighted this year to be 1 of only 9 organisations in the first round nationally to be successful in gaining Strategic Touring Funding from Arts Council England to deliver our Wakefield Outdoor Arts Reach project.
As a result of this funding, we have been busy delivering arts activities and animating spaces at community events across the district, and we recently concluded this project with two events. In Fryston, we celebrated the arrival of a new community building and in Eastmoor we celebrated the handover of the Lightwaves Centre to community ownership on 23rd March.
During the tour, almost 50% of our participants told us they had never seen any outdoor arts before and 98.5% of participants told us they would like to see or take part in more arts activities in the open air again.
Art & Well-Being Across the District
Faceless Company have once more been working with South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust to deliver their Creative Minds programme in the Wakefield District. During January to April 2013, Artists visited groups in Wakefield, Normanton, Ossett, Horbury, Airedale, Ferry Fryston, Castleford, Pontefract, Ackworth, Knottingley, Ferrybridge, South Elmsall and Featherstone to deliver free silk painting sessions in a variety of settings. The sessions were designed to improve feelings of well-being amongst participants and as well as delivering the workshops, we created 4 handmade books of images, alongside a printed book of silk paintings from all areas. For more information email email@example.com
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