Textile ‘Craftbomb’ to arrive in Rickmansworth!

17th May 2015

Voluntary Arts Week is a national celebration of creative activity taking place across the UK and Republic of Ireland from 15 – 24 May 2015, where people of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in arts activities.

The idea behind this special week is to highlight the fantastic creativity that regularly takes place in villages, towns and cities – and to encourage newcomers to have a go.

In continued celebration of this event, a creative Craftbomb event organised by Three Rivers District Council and Artistsmeet is to take place in Rickmansworth town centre during half term. 

craftbomb-pic-jpg.JPG‘Craftbombing’ is the public decorating of everyday things like trees, benches and railings with textile artworks, to brighten up the community in a creative and spontaneous way.

The Rickmansworth Craftbomb is a family friendly event run by the Council’s Leisure Team and is open to people of all ages!  No booking is required, just drop in on the day and take part in making art works to hang on one of the nearby trees using the textiles and recycled materials provided. Three Rivers District Council encourage and welcome you to bring along your own craft too and relax in the picnic blanketed area.

Elaine Johnson Community Arts Development Officer said “Voluntary Arts Week is an exciting way to engage the wider community in the arts through free, accessible activities. With it being half term week, we anticipate lots of families being around to join in the fun and also to check out the artwork that is on display in the Artistsmeet gallery space.”

The event is taking place:craftbomb-leisure-pic.jpg

Outside Watersmeet, Rickmansworth

Wednesday 27 May

11am – 3pm

Free drop-in activity