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What's on during Voluntary Arts Week?

24th April 2017


‘Woollen Wood Craftbomb’, exhibition and free creative activities

voluntary-arts-week-2-jpg.JPGIn celebration of the Voluntary Arts Festival, there will be plenty of FREE activities on offer for all to get the creative juices flowing!

From 5 – 14 May come and celebrate by joining in the creative participation, a variety of health and wellbeing benefits that are taking part for individuals and communities. Cultural groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland have been invited to showcase their creativity and welcome new people to join them. 


Fabric of Life exhibition and lots more free activities

voluntaryartsweek-list-image.jpgArtistsmeet are delighted to be hosting the Fabric of Life exhibition. The exhibition will display the work of the Herts Textile Arts group. Each of the 13 artists will present their interpretation of the visible signs of the social history of Hertfordshire through various textile processes, resulting in an exciting and colourful display.

It will be held on Monday 1 May to Thursday 29 June 2017 from 10am – 4pm at Artistsmeet at Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1EH. Entry is free.

As well as opportunities to meet the artists at informal drop-in events with refreshments, a host of free activities are on offer for people of all ages, from patchwork to paper craft! Taking place in May and June, spaces can be booked by contacting the Arts Development Officer on Elaine Johnson or via 01923 776611/elaine.johnson@threerivers.gov.uk


Handmade Heritage Day: Woollen Woods, outdoor textiles display and more activities  

voluntary-arts-week-3-.jpgAs part of the Handmade Heritage Day in Leavesden Country Park, a Woollen Wood ‘Craftbomb’ will be unveiled, filled with textile contributions from the community!

‘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. It will be held on Saturday 6 May 2017 from 11am - 3pm at Leavesden Country Park (North side), College Lane, Abbots Langley WD5 0GU.

The Woollen Wood will display felted poppies, textile toadstools and knitted creatures, as well as some clay and natural sculpture. All of the artwork has been produced by children from local primary schools and adult community groups who have taken part in the Handmade Heritage project.

You can add to it on the day by taking part in one of the many free art activities on offer! The outdoor display of artwork will remain in the park for a week, as a legacy of the Handmade Heritage Day and Voluntary Arts Festival.