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
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.
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.
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.