Thursday, 17 December 2015

Little House Lanterns : Winter Solstice

We worked with West Hallam Rainbows Group to create little house lanterns to celebrate the Winter Solstice. We used house-shaped templates and decorated them with strips of wrapping papers, and put tealight torches inside them.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Starmakers @ Goldsquad

We created a range of decorative stars using felt, fabric and willow with the Goldsquad ladies at Quad.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Luminate Lantern and Light Festival - Fountain and Orangery

Here are some more images of the fountain and the Orangery in the Derby Arboretum, lit up and twinkling. We decorated the fountain with colourful jam jars lit with tealight candles and fairy lights. The Orangery has a display of lovely lanterns.

Luminate Lantern and Light Festival

This was a magical event in the Derby Arboretum Park.
We had the brilliant St James School Choir sing 2 lovely songs in the Orangery before our stunning lantern procession around the park accompanied by our 2 violinists, Kathy and Helen and led by our very own, Ice Queen.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Mindfull of Art - Christmas Trees

We had a few more sessions with the lovely people who attend the Flamsteed Centre in Ilkeston.
We created collaged trees to decorate their table for their Christmas lunch.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Divali Celebration Crafts

We spent 2 days working at Erewash Museum with St Thomas Primary and Borrow Wood Primary Schools. We created rangoli designs and shiny divas to celebrate Divali.

Luminate Lantern & Light Festival

Luminate Lantern
& Light Festival
in the Derby Arboretum

Thurs 26th November 2015
There will be a choir performance, lantern procession, illuminations around the park, followed by soup & rolls.
Meet at the Orangery - 3.30pm finishing about 6.00pm.
The lanterns will be on display in the Orangery till Monday 30thNovember
                      For further information contact            

funded by People's Health Trust using money raised by Healthcalm through The Health Lottery

Monday, 9 November 2015

Lanterns @ St James

We spent a day working with Year 4 children and Mrs Lloyla creating lanterns for our Luminate Lantern and Light Festival. Lots of willow, tissue and glue.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Bulb Planting with Derby Arboretum Friends Group

We had a good afternoon on the community garden on the Derby Arboretum Park planting bulbs for the springtime. We got a good number of local volunteers to help with the planting as well as help from the Derby Rotary Club. Then it was back to Grove Lodge for tea and biscuits.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Luminate Lantern workshops

We have begun our lantern-making for our Luminate Lantern and Light Festival on 26 Nov. We delivered workshops over the half term holidays with participants of every age. We made star shapes and owl shapes using willow and tissue as well as glass jar lanterns to decorate the fountain in the park.
Go to the news page to see details for the Festival.