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Culture @ Home Week 12: Making Giant Paper Flowers with Beth Davis-Hofbauer

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.

 

To find out more about Beth visit her site badhofbauer.com

or follow her on social media as badhofbauer (twitter and instagram)

Culture @ Home: Week 11 Folkdance Remixed

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.

 

To find out more about Folk Dance Remixed please visit https://folkdanceremixed.com/

 

 

Week 9: Chroma Harp – (Family) A Magical Musical Journey Around the World

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/

Week 8 – Alys Williams (Sardines Theatre) – Family Physical Theatre and Puppets

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

Shared with Us: Puppets

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.

Penelope Puppet made during our session by Shirley Accini
Penelope Puppet made by Shirley Accini
Puppet by Rose Popay
Puppet made during our session by Rose Popay and Mum

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6 – Steph Reeves (Gynormous Rawkus) – Junk Puppets

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!

 

 

 

NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDED

Fareham Heritage Trail Map Now Free to Download!

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




fareham heritage trail                                                       please click on the image to automatically download a full size map. 

Journeys Festival International is HERE!

So tomorrow is the launch of the Portsmouth leg of Journeys Festival International.  This yearly event is a celebration of the amazing stories and talent of refugee artists and through its program it aims to create a “positive interface” with the community.

Over twelve days there is an assortment of paid for and free events where people are invited to watch, to view, to listen and most importantly, to participate with the work of refugee artists; learning more about their stories and engaging with their practice.

Nikos Papadopolous, from Plasticobolism
Nikos Papadopolous, from Plasticobolism

Events range from the container project, know as the “Well-Come” project where 10 young artists from the refugee and asylum seeker community will work with urban artist, M-One, exploring their creativity inside the container.  To Cafe Conversations on a variety of topics related to the themes that affect refugees and the wider world; to a reading from Hidden  a Sunday Times book of the week by young person’s author, Miriam Halahmy; to pop-up theatre; more theatre; visual art including the work of Nikos Papadopolous’ Plasticobolism series which will be viewable around the city (you can find our more about the work here) and later in The Container Project.

 

We will be checking in with quite a lot of the work over the coming twelve days and will keep you updated, our highlights will also feature in the Winter edition of South Central.

To view the catalogue visit http://issuu.com/artreach4/docs/jfi_a5_brochureportsmouth_digital/4?e=25748967/39138086

 

Disabled and Elderly to put Fareham’s History on the map

Live Art Local CIC/ Sticks Gallery would love to let you all in on a little secret………

A few months ago we applied for some funding to run a series of workshops examining the history of Fareham borough with older, isolated people living in the borough; families with disabled children and adults with learning disabilities. These workshops would culminate in an exhibition and the publication of a new heritage trail map for Fareham.

We are very pleased and excited to announce that on Friday we received confirmation that we had been successful in our grant application. The workshops will run this summer and will be a chance for our chosen groups to get creative, make new friends, learn new skills, find out about Fareham’s history and produce an exhibition and history trail they can feel proud of.

After publication the heritage trail will be available to buy and all monies from the sale of the map will be divided between Live Art Local CIC and charities/groups that help those groups working on the project.

We will be posting more information in due course

Christmas Art Market Locks Heath

Christmas Art Market Locks Heath

Rainy Weather…………………

On Saturday 28th November we held our Christmas Artist-Maker market at Locks Heath Shopping Village.  Sadly due to the weather and our offer to participating artists of a refund if they decided not to come owing to the weather we were down considerably on our original number of artists and makers.

Christmas Art Market Locks Heath

Still that is all part of being British and our weather.  We will be back in 2016