St Peters – Preston Park Our free family creative activities start tomorrow Thursday 31st May 11-4pm!
We are pleased to have been commissioned by St Peters- Preston Park to deliver a series of six free creative workshops at the church and in their grounds between May-September 2018.
The workshops are a key part of the HLF-funded Project Restoring the Chancel: Highlighting the 20th Century History of St Peter’s, Preston Park to engage local people around St Peter’s to:
Visit the church for the first time.
See the church as an enjoyable place to spend time.
Look afresh at the church and particularly the stencilling in the chancel.
Find out more about St Peter’s and the history of the surrounding Preston Village area.
Find out more about the practice and history of the art of stencilling.
We’ll be delivering free creative families drop-in workshops (printing, mosaic, brass rubbing, and stained glass making) at St Peter’s on the following dates:
31st May, 24th June (Preston Village Day), 14th July, 31st July, 16th Aug, 8th September. Each workshop will run from 11-4pm.
All the event dates and further information are over on our Facebook page so you can pop them in your diary. Come join us!
As part of The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme project and to encourage youth engagement, we will be running four free creative textiles workshops, looking at the themes arising from Brighton in The Somme, and using materials including Edwardian table cloths and ephemera to create a series of displays for exhibition.
If you know anyone between 11-24 who might be interested in attending these free workshops, then please circulate this information.
FREE Creative drop in activities for young people aged 11-24
(part of Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage The Orange Lilies project). On Saturday 11th March 2017 from 11am – 4pm at Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE. This will take place in the Young Peoples area in the library. Sessions continue after this on Thursdays 16th, 23rd & 30th from 4 – 6pm, also at Jubilee Library.
Drop in activities, no need to book! Free workshops run by professional textile artist Rosie James include:
Using a sewing machine,
stitching and drawing with a machine
using collage in textiles
Rosie James is an artist working mostly in textiles. Her work explores the use of the sewing machine as a tool for drawing. Her focus falls mainly on people and the kinds of crowds that form when people gather, she is looking for the individual within the crowd. Her work also encompasses the use of the stitched line to create drawings which explore the whole world of stitch, textiles, fashion, craft etc.
The ways in which stitching and textiles figure in our everyday lives is a continuing fascination. Rosie using screen printing as well as machine stitching and applique to create layers of imagery. Recently she has become interested in the ways in which a line is created on the sewing machine and how lines are everywhere we look. These lines link us together.
Part of The Orange Lilies – Brighton and Hove in the Somme project – Try a new skill with textiles and sewing machines, find out more about the city and its’ inhabitants in WWI; make a collage for exhibition in BFEST (Brighton Youth Festival) poster, and find out more about Brighton & Hove’s local memories.
Activities free and suitable for young people aged from 11-24.
Find out more about The Orange Lilies project here: https://theorangelilies.wordpress.com/
With support from project partners Fabrica Gallery, Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Service, and Gateways to the First World War. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is a community interest company. We focus on exploring life stories and history through creative projects. Based in Brighton, Strike a Light works with and for the wider community across Sussex