Saturday, 18 August 2018

Fact & Fabrication

Meeting in the Book Cafe to start the project

Fact and Fabrication is a Heritage Lottery Funded project, researching the communities along the Derwent Valley and using the information to create a textile installation for an exhibition in the mills and local venues.

We spent a few months researching the project since March and now we are working on the textile installation and information banners that will accompany the exhibition.
For more information about the project please visit our dedicated blog page

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Mini Well Dressings for the International Summer School

We spent the afternoon working at Quad with around 60 chinese students who are visiting University of Derby, they were given a talk and slideshow of traditional Derbyshire Well Dressings and they were able to create their own to take away. 

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Tepees @ Markeaton School Arts Week

Great working with Markeaton School making amazing tepees using recycled bottles, tops and CDS for the start of their Arts Week.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Derby Well Dressing Trail 2018

A busy week working at QUAD to create 6 well dressings for the trail around the Cathedral Quarter. We worked with 4 schools, participatory groups and held drop-in sessions.
The launch was in Derby Cathedral led by Revd Dr Elizabeth Thomson and Mayor of Derby Cllr Mike Carr, with singing from Derby Cathedral Junior Choir. 
The well dressings were exhibited at QUAD, Deda, Local Studies Library, Derby Cathedral, Derby Sales and Information Centre and Furthest From the Sea.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Great Get Together - Normanton Park

What a sunny day at the Great Get Together event run by the Friends of Normanton Park. We were creating Nature Notebooks using recycled papers. A busy event with great performances from spoken word poets and dancing from Folk Dance Remixed.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Creative Caring @ Flamsteed - The Exhibition

We celebrated the end of our Creative Caring project with a  showcase of all the artwork created over 6 months.
We were honoured to have MP Maggie Troup, Deputy Mayor Sue Beardsley and Councillor Mary Hopkinson attending the event as well as Catriona Paterson from Erewash CVS who funded the project. 
We enjoyed working with Flamsteed and say a special thank you to Lisa and all the volunteers at the centre.


Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Spin Art @ Madeley Youth

We created some great designs using a salad spinner and paint with the Madeley Youth Group. The young people enjoyed spinning as fast as they could go.