Wednesday, 3 August 2016

'Lark in the Park' @ Derby Arboretum

Come along and enjoy the summer celebration
'Lark in the Park' at the Derby Arboretum
Sunday 21 August 12 noon til 4pm

Stalls, activities, music performances, games, refreshments, cakes, owls, paper rockets, RSPB, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, storytelling, sports, Derbyshire Fire Service, Photography competition, WW1 Green Spaces Exhibition and more...

Hope to see you there

Monday, 11 July 2016

Florence @ The Royal Hospital

In July we worked at The Derby Royal Hospital to create a well dressing of 'The Lady with the Lamp'. We worked in the Kings Treatment Centre and engaged with visitors and patients to complete the design. The well dressing was displayed in one of the many courtyards for a week.
We enjoyed working in this new environment and we are hoping to work there again.


Saturday, 25 June 2016

Derby Well Dressing 2016

This year's trail was part of our 'Derby Green Spaces during World War One' project and all the well dressings were based on the research we had found. 
We exhibited the 10 well dressings around the city centre venues and also in the Derby Arboretum Park. 
We worked with 5 schools, community groups as well as many visitors some from as far away as Australia.







Thursday, 16 June 2016

A Space for Summer - London Road Community Hospital

We have started a 3 month project working at London Road Community Hospital with patients on the 3 older people's wards supported by Airarts and 2 MA students from Derby University.
We are decorating the windows in the wards to make a space for summer, with beach huts, fishes, buckets and spades and sea-shells. We are using three different artforms, collage, printing and sewing. 
We have had some lovely summery music to accompany the sessions from violinist Kathy Lucas.









Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Birdhouses @ Harold Court

We have been working with a lovely group of ladies at Harold Court sheltered scheme.
We are making artwork towards the Lark in the Park event in August.
Here are some of our birdhouses.




Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Easter & Half Term Sessions @ Grove Lodge

We worked with lots of families and Madeley Youth Group in the school holidays at Easter and the May half term to create butterfly masks, insect mobiles, rocket-ships and sock puppets. Phew!









Monday, 30 May 2016

Sculpture Club @ St James

Here are some more large paper mache birds we have been making with St James Juniors for our Lark in the Park event in August.