On 21st 2014 March a sculpture to celebrate the contribution of Helen Crummy and the Women of Craigmillar was presented to the world.
The sculpture by Tim Chalk, celebrates the famous story of Helen’s desire for her eldest son to learn to play the violin. Which gave birth to The Craigmillar Festival Society. Which has been an inspiration for many projects worldwide.
On the 17th February 2014, I decided to put together a workshop to celebrate World Community Arts Day for students of Central School of Speech and Drama. As the future of drama leaders and artists, I believe that we should take the opportunity to come together and share our skills and ideas in hope that it continues to build the community network within our school.
To celebrate World Community Arts Day 2014, we have been asking people to tell us their Mysteries. In exchange we gave them a little pot of Mystery seeds as a thank you. We are going to use these as inspiration and starting points for creative writing projects which we will be running over the next 12 months with various community groups. Many thanks to Tesco for allowing us to hold the event in their store and a very big thank you to all of the people who shared their mysteries with us.
Brilliant WCAD at Rawlins in Quorn today! All 100 people with tickets turned up plus 26 volunteers running 8 workshops. My favourite day of art of the year!
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Today is World Community Arts day and what a great day it was for being creative. I was invited back to the Snibston Discovery Museum to sit again under the watchful eye of those massive crocheted creations that are the Lionheart Project. Regular readers will remember that I ran a finger knitting workshop at Snibston late last year. This time the workshop was appliqued Baroque bookmark making. The workshop was inspired by their current exhibition on Charles Jennens, the man behind Handels Messiah. Without Jennens, their would be no Messiah.
For the workshop, we used felt to create bookmarks and letters and added braids an to given them that classic Baroque feel.
Today is World Community Arts Day! So get out there and celebrate with others by being creative! To find out more about this international event and to learn about what other organizations are doing to celebrate World Community Arts Day, click here!
How will you celebrate World Community Arts Day? Let us know!: info[at]artbridges.ca