My first time at Mentmore – looking forward to meeting lots of new people.
We had a busy Private View last night, which was very welcome considering the horrible weather. This afternoon I spent some enjoyable time talking to very lovely people about my work and managed to buy some plants for my rather bare plot. Also resisted the cakes but may not be so strong on Monday!
Thank you everyone for all your lovely comments about my work.
Bedford Creative Arts’ current mini commission, won by Liz Wright, is BedYarn.
We will be reclaiming our public monuments and places, personalising and decorating them with your handmade knitted creations.Liz is a founder member of the Scone Roses a local craft group which meets monthly. She is inviting men, women and children to make new connections with the town and each other via the traditional skill of knitting.
Look out for us on World Yarn Bombing Day, Saturday 8th June.
Learn to knit with us!
We will be holding 4 free knitting workshops with wool and needles provided. The results of these workshops will be used to yarn bomb Bedford.
The workshops will take place at Fancy, Roff Ave. Contact us to find out times and book your place.
I joined in a trial yarn bombing session at 123 Create on Thursday 11th April.
we are now – let’s create the legend of tomorrow
Friday 05 April 2013
THIS weekend, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April, is the start of something exciting in Dunstable.
Artist Laurence Payot is bringing a team of artists, writers and performers to Dunstable to meet local people and get you involved in the first stages of making a grand collective artwork for the town.
They will be starting a quest, searching for what makes Dunstable unique today, and wondering what could be the traditions and folklores of tomorrow.
If you’re out and about over the weekend, you’ll be able to get involved and help make something new for Dunstable.
Meet story maker Michelle Thomas at Saturday’s market to create the characters and stories that will inspire our new local folklore.
Yorkshire has the Cottingsley Fairies, the Highlands have the Loch Ness Monster and Wales has the legends of Merlin. What’s our legend of the future?
Head to the Chilterns Visitor Centre on the downs between 12 and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday to take part in a psychic experiment. Thought-catching ‘Ganzfeld headsets’ have been specially designed by artist Ailie Rutherford to tap into a local ‘collective unconscious’.
Can these headsets ‘catch the thoughts being carried by the wind’? Drop by with an open mind and help us catch and draw floating thoughts!
Meanwhile Laurence and community artist Scott Farlow will be roaming the town, searching for clues and instigating conversations. Unexpected things may appear around the town – tags, notice boards, windmills… So if you feel like it, just go with the flow, follow the instructions, and join in the quest to find what makes Dunstable Dunstable.
These activities are the start of our summer commission, and will culminate later in the year with a major new event for Dunstable’s calendar. Hundreds of people will gather on the Dunstable Downs to create a large community procession inspired by the wind, the knolls, and by the most important thing in Dunstable: the people who live and work here…
Take part and create the legend. Shape the story, visualise what our folklore will look like, and in the summer create costumes and props for a grand event that the whole town can take part in.
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