Art in the parks this summer!

30th June 2015

This July you can look forward to a range of free art events taking place in your local parks and open spaces, in support of Love Parks Week- the UK’s ultimate celebration of green space!

love-parks-2015-art-in-the-parks-jpg.JPGThree Rivers District Council’s Leisure team are hosting outdoor storytelling sessions courtesy of the magical ‘Storytent’, nature inspired arts and craft activities and a family-friendly photography walk where all you need to bring is a Smartphone and your imagination. All of the events are free and provide perfect opportunities to experience the great outdoors and get creative this summer holiday!

'Storytent' with Kathryn Holt

new-image3-png.PNGJoin Kathryn in her cosy and magical 'Storytent' for interactive, imaginative storytelling. Listening to stories from around the world, young and old will be inspired to see and touch, move and sing along. Drop in any time and stay as long as you like, for free play and enchanting tales!

Monday 27th July

11am - 2pm
The Aquadrome, outside The Café in the Park
Frogmoor Lane
Rickmansworth WD3 1NB
Free drop-in activity. Suitable for all ages and families.

Tuesday 28th July

1pm - 4pm
Greenfields Avenue Play Area
Greenfields Avenue, 
Carpenders Park WD19 5DN
Free drop-in activity. Suitable for all ages and families.

We are delighted to be hosting Storytent as we celebrate the refurbishment of one of our much loved children's play areas, Greenfields Avenue in Carpenders Park. We will also have our green fingers at the ready for a spot of craft gardening- making easy knitted flowers and textile toadstools for a nature inspired art ‘Craftbomb’, so come and join the party from 1 - 4pm!

Picture This..! Digital photography walk for families 

copy-of-love-parks-2015-art-in-the-parks-2-jpg.JPGThe perfect event for budding photographers big and small, join us for a leisurely walk around the beautiful Chorleywood House Estate, led by an experienced grounds guide and professional photographer Pete Stevens. 

You will be working with Pete learning how to take the best pictures on your Smartphone, tablet or digital camera whilst picking up handy tips on basic composition, resolution and how to use natural lighting. You’ll come away with a varied collection of photographs that you can share, and if history is your thing, our guide will also be on hand to tell you more about the house and the grounds too.

We welcome complete photography beginners to those who are a bit more practised, and with a location that boasts architecture, wildlife and beautiful scenery you will be spoilt for choice!

Wednesday 29th July

10:30am - 12:30pm
Chorleywood House Estate
Chorleywood House Drive
Chorleywood WD3 5SL
Free, bookable activity. Suitable for all ages and families.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Call 01923 776611 to book your space or for more information on the activity and accessibility.

For further information on any of the Love Parks art events and activities, please contact Elaine Johnson, Community Arts Development Officer / 01923 776611/