So this week it was finally the time of our founder, Beth to run her session, showing attendees, and now you, how to make giant paper flowers. Beth being Beth this session overran somewhat, but if you have a spare hour and a half and fancy learning to make some flowers, or even create your own flower installation at home to share with us as part of a larger artwork, then this could be the workshop you’re looking for.
This week we were lucky enough to be joined by the artistic directors of Folk Dance Remixed who led a session teaching our participants a number of street dance and folk dance steps that are fused to create an exciting and different style of movement.
If you were unable to make the session then join along at home whenever you feel comfortable by following the recording of our workshop with FolkDance Remixed.
This week we were lucky enough to be joined by Ru of The Beatbox Collective. In our tenth session, Rupert led us through a series of demonstrations and exercises so that everyone can master the basics of beatboxing.
If you were unable to make the session then why not use our recording of the session to give it a go at home!
This week we were lucky enough to travel around the world with classical music duo, Chroma Harp who led us through a wonderful interactive performance exploring music from disparate parts of the world.
If you were not lucky enough to join us live then you can join along at home whenever you like thanks to this recording of the session. To find out more about Chroma Harp and to follow them on facebook visit https://www.facebook.com/Chromaharp/
This week we had a session run by theatre-maker, Alys Williams where participants had a great time dancing like a monkey, a lobster, and a host of other animals, getting rained on by money, having a wash, and having a go at making some simple puppets.
If you were unable to make our session then why not join along at home with our live recorded workshop?
To have a go at making the puppets you will need:
clothes peg, scarf, or towel, round hard disk, paper, scissors and single-sided tape
This is a family-focused session suitable for all ages
Our most recent workshop was led by the great Steph Reeves of Gynormous Rawkus where she taught participants to have a go at making their own puppets out of junk and other materials they can find around the home. We are lucky enough that some of our participants were happy to share with us what they made during Wednesday 1st July’s session.
It’s week 6 of our Culture @ Home programme and we were lucky enough to have Steph Reeves of Gynormous Rawkus join us this week to show us how to make a puppet out of the junk you have lying around at home and a few other materials.
This week is doubly special as our session took place as part of Children’s Art Week, a two-week celebration of free activities for children.
Our Culture at Home sessions as made possible thanks to Arts Council England Emergency Response funding, which has enabled us to pay creatives to share their talents with you at home, making it free for you! We still have 7 sessions coming up, with each one being suitable for children, so to find out more and book a session (always at 2pm on a Wednesday), visit liveartlocal.co.uk/culture-home
To join this session you will need:
Cardboard; pens; scraps of paper or fabric; carrier bags; newspaper; tape (preferably double-sided and masking). Pipe cleaners and other scraps are also very useful!
As the Covid-19 outbreak has a huge effect on all our lives, and the world we inhabit gets smaller, we have decided to make the Fareham Heritage Trail Map available for FREE download from today.
The Fareham Heritage Trail Map was created in 2016 after workshops with the local community (you can find out more via our Projects page) and provided a journey through the borough’s history, from Portchester to Swanwick, much of it acessible on foot.
It recently dawned on us that as people are moving around on foot and exploring their local area more than usual the map could provide a welcome accompaniment to daily exercise and offer a distraction from what’s going on in the world, and provide an opportunity to learn more about the rich history of Fareham Borough.
The map can be downloaded as a PDF below, and on our homepage. Although it is free, as a not for profit hit hard by the pandemic we welcome donations, and you can do so via the Donate button below
Bournemouth Arts and Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe 2015 is on until (Bournemouth Arts) Sunday 18th October and (BEAF) until 1st November.
These two very different, but equally brilliant festivals spend a week crossing over and really do make the most of what the borough has to offer with events spreading from Boscombe all the way to Winton which borders Poole.
As part of the Bournemouth Arts Festival we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Museum of Water, a crazy sounding arts piece that traverses art to include science, history and memory, all through that most seemingly simple of elements, water.
Chief curator and creator of the Museum of Water, Amy Sharrocks has spent over two years amassing a collection of different types of water that have been donated by visitors to this travelling museum. What we loved about this exhibition is that every bottle tells a story and even if some of them might not be all they seem, they have non the less been treated as if they are precious (and who know’s in 30 years they may well be precious owing to water shortages). There are numerous vessels of various kinds holding this elixir of life (as a side note some of them even contain bodily fluids) each with a handwritten note from the donator lying beside. My favourite ones had lovely stories attached involving glaciers and teardrops, but there is even containers for spit from a trombone.
So vast is the collection that curatorial decisions have to be made about what to include in each space. If like us you have no donation to leave you can use a sheet of their beautiful letterpressed paper to tell what kind of water you would have brought.
Sunday 18th October is the last donation day although the museum will continue to tour and to collect from other countries.
We were also lucky enough to attend the Stevn Moberly show at The Old School House on the 16th October. I love Steven’s work and first became aware of him as an emerging artist at Platform 21014 in the exhibition at Aspex gallery. It is deeply layered work that seems to transcend meaning; partially realised bodies, suggestions of other worldliness a hint of cheekiness, and so much colour.
I should add I am thinking of stalking Steven and trying to get him to bring his work to Fareham. To see more of his work visit http://www.stevemoberly.co.uk/
We were also lucky enough to attend the opening of Here and There at the Old School House in Boscombe on Saturday evening. A great exhibition reuniting three members of student art collective, The Coal Collective. A photographic exhibition of great contemporary photography by three young women all with a bright future in the industry ahead of them. One of them, Christina Miller we will be showcasing in a solo show in the near future in Fareham.
The Fringe runs until 1st November with a varied program in traditional and non traditional spaces and we suggest you visit Bournemouth during this time if you can. Unlike the Bournemouth Arts Festival which is organised with the help of Bournemouth Council, the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe is run entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers who are are keen to give a space for new and exciting work to reach the widest audience possible.
10 Days Winchester 2015 — Chalk is a celebration of the arts that takes place in England’s historic capital every 2 years. We were lucky enough to visit during its opening weekend.
The principle is simple:
We strive to link all sections of the community through exhibitions and other participatory events. 10 days has a core commitment to the visual arts and welcomes participation from all forms of practice. We embrace collaboration, interdisciplinary practices and multiculturalism, and foster partnership between business, education, local government and other sectors.
There is so much happening between 10th October until 7th November and most of it is FREE (yes I know that’s longer than 10 days) ! Highlights include live art in multiple venues, this includes performances, drawing and more.
The variety of things happening over the festivities spans all artistic disciplines. There are one off events and longer running exhibitions in venues such as The Winchester Gallery and Winchester Discovery Centre