Preston Guild Community Supporting World Community Arts Day
Gorillas are a critically endangered species, a result of destruction of habitat hunting and war. We have dedicated our Art in showing our support by raising awareness of the plight of the Mountain, Western & Lowland Gorillas.
This year I am going to Gambia to facilitate a World Community Arts Day event in a school there to launch an ongoing Art Aiding Africa project in Gambia. I have helped the school in small ways since 2004 and will continue to do so, introducing World Community Arts Day to the Gambians as a means of promoting caring and sharing. I care about the Gambian people and want to share a message with the world about the educational needs of creative and talented young students whose families often struggle to buy uniforms and to pay school fees. The school itself struggles to pay teachers wages. We take so much for granted in Nothern Ireland! I am in the process of getting Art Aiding Africa recognised and registered as a charity in Gambia. There they call them non-government organisations. An NGO can do more there if I can do more at my end. It is a two-way street. I am also trying to get some more support for the cause locally. For those not sure about what Art Aiding Africa (which is me) does, you can check it out on my Facebook page: ART AIDING AFRICA FACEBOOK PAGE I am busy packing, getting the World Community Arts Day banner ready, and making the arrangements (by long-distance), so being my usual hectic self ha ha!
Once again Mailout are giving support to the day. So any stories out there? Or they can help to spread the word.
Last April they did a fantastic front cover and 5 page spread on a WCAD 2011 and a range of projects. Fabulous.
Hayley Fern of Rawlins Community College, Quorn, is holding the World Community Arts Day on February 17th in aid of Inter Care- Medical Aid for Africa. All budding artists from the ages of 4-16 years old can enjoy this creative day from 10am – 4pm. Booking essential- £3 per place (event always sells out). £1 will be directly donated to Inter Care- to help provide medical aid to rural Africa. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
There will be opportunities to make and sell art work, pin badges, teddy bears and enter a raffle to raise funds so that we can continue to tackle medical waste in the UK to save lives in rural Africa!
Harry Ludlam of Inter Care would like to thank Hayley Fern for her support with this event and is looking forward to meeting with these budding artists on the day.
To book a place at the World Community Arts Day please contact Rawlins Community College on (01509) 622827 or visit www.rawlinscollege.org.uk
World Community Arts Day 2012. Rawlins College: Friday 17th February. 10am to 4pm, £3.00 each. Booking in advance essential: strickly 100 places available. To book call 01509 622827 or pop into Rawlins on Loughborough Road in Quorn.
On the day you will get to choose 4 out of 8 workshops to participate in. These may include 3D model-making, jewellery design, pin badge faces and flowers, pom-pom making, marbling and drawing and painting.If you would like any further details or wish to volunteer to help on the day, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are building a large cardboard boat inspired by George Wyllie’s ‘Paper Boat’ and the many other paper boats collected for WCAD. Upward Mobility Art Students have built and decorated two boxes that will be left in two locations within the Arts Complex building. Residents of Arts Complex are invited to write or draw anything on paper in response to the motto of WCAD – ‘Art is a catalyst for caring and sharing’. Once these responses are collaged onto the boats, they will be exhibited in Gallery 2 on the 3rd Floor of Arts Complex from 17th – 20th February 2012.