Big Day Out in Whittington Park
Date: Sunday 12 June 2011
A free afternoon of entertainment and activities, featuring music from live bands, a variety of arts and craft workshops, dance performance and a range of stalls.
Live bands provided by 'Continental Drifts' through the 'Global Local' Scheme
Check out the Live Bands performing at this years Big Day Out
A dance performance from Instantly Theatrical with local professional choreographer, Lorraine Smith, and volunteer performers. Including costumes made from recycled material by local arts groups. The theatrically comedic, high-energy dance piece will use 1950s music and a mix of styles!
The piece will also be performed at Mayton Street Festival on Saturday 11 June.
We will be hosting a selection of scratch artists who are highly contemporary and interactive. Come join in a workshop or be part of a performance!
Eco Art House Project
Led by artist Nicola Pomery the 'Eco Art House Project' is a recycling art project being carried out by pupils from Hargrave Park School.
The pupils have been working with the artists to make Eco-Art Houses out of recycled materials. We are working with artist Sumer Erek to transform the shelter in the school's playground and want to get the community involved by helping us create an installation.
Sumer Erek was born in Cyprus. He graduated from St. Martin's School of Art in 1985. In 2008 Erek studied MA Theory and Practice of Transnational Art at Camberwell - University of the Arts London. He is a multi-disciplinary conceptual creator with extensive experience in public art installation, creating large-scale works and participatory projects in the UK and abroad. He works in a variety of different art fields such as painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video and performance.
This project has been kindly supported by E.D.Elson Ltd
Artist Anna Boggon will be leading a sculpture workshop that raises awareness of the negative impact of plastic in the Ocean. Sculptures of marine creatures will be created using recycled plastic
Jewellery Making Workshop
Artist Hannah Brown will be running jewellery making workshop using bead threading and appliqué. It is suitable for ages 3+, although an adult should supervise younger children.
Participants will have available a wide range of beads, wire and appliqué materials and there will be help and inspiration provided! This fun activity is suitable for most ages and a good opportunity for adults and children to work together.
Under 5's Art Workshop with Julie Beech
Julie Beech has devised and delivered innovative art projects for over ten years for a diverse range of people including toddlers, special needs individuals, teenagers, artists, adults, and the ‘general public’. Her clients have included art galleries, museums, local authorities, recycling centres, schools and community groups.
She is based in London and works freelance an art workshop facilitator and project manager, drawing on the experience of a diverse range of art-forms to deliver inspiring art workshops.
Wild Places Project
The Wild Places project team will be in the new wildlife area running a variety of environmentally themed arts and crafts workshops. There will also be some nature trails to follow to help people explore all the hidden corners of the park and learn about the creatures that live there
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