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Celebrate World Community Arts Day 2012

February 16, 2012 in News

Community Arts Partnership will be celebrating World Community Arts Day by adding a bit of colour to the office!

After moving premises last year our walls needed brightened up so we are all taking part in creating a large-scale  mural with a bit of help from Belfast artists Kev Largey aka KVLR and Marion Noone aka FRIZ.

We literally have a blank canvas and using Kev and Marion’s skills we should come up with something very arresting but at the same time reflect our ethos. This is a perfect way of bringing out the artistic side of all the staff to produce a creative shared space.

World Community Arts Day values the importance of creativity in the growth of local and global communities therefore celebrate by involving the local community and being creative on 17/02/2012.

Why not get involved yourself, by creating your own event, however big or small whether it involves Song, dance, theatre, drawing, painting, writing, to make anything from poems, photography, lectures, walks, tours, talks, art classes any way that you feel you are creative!

104m Community Tapestry

February 11th & 12th and February 18th & 19th
Opening Times:
 11am to 4pm
Admission*: Adults £1, children under 16 free

What’s on?

  • The 104 metre long Prestonpans Tapestry tells the story of
    Bonnie Prince Charlie’s journey from France to victory at Prestonpans in 1745.
    It will be in on show, in small sections, in rooms throughout the house.
  • Barn cafe will be open with tasty treats
  • A variety of crafts with a flavour of Valentine Day trimmings!

It has been seen by over 100,000 people including last years Edinburgh Festival. See it before it heads of to canada.

*admission fee goes towards improving future events at Cockenzie House and The Prestonpans Tapestry Appeal

Galway to celebrate World Community Arts Day

The 6th World Community Arts Day (WCAD) takes place Friday 17 February 2012. Galway City Community Forum (GCCF), along with community organizations in Westside and Ballybane, is participating in this global event by organizing a series of free ‘taster workshops’ in drama, circus skills, art, dance, hip-hop, and creative writing to be held in the city on Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 February.
Tommy Flaherty, chairman of GCCF says: “The Forum is delighted to host this event, which showcases just some of the many local groups that are involved in the arts in Galway. Our aim is to support Galway as a city of arts and culture where everyone who wishes can get involved and have access to a variety of arts events and activities. The Forum is also pleased that this event is bringing the arts into the community and giving ownership to the local communities and arts groups”
Workshops are at beginners level and are free of charge but, as places are limited, anyone interested in becoming involved in Galway’s WCAD events should contact Imelda in Ballybane 091 768305 or Vernice in Westside on 091 528325 by 14 February.


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

Hayley Fern and Intercare

This will be my fourth WCAD event, each one catering for 100 people of all ages and backgrounds in the Loughborough area. What makes this one even more exciting is that I am collaborating with the charity Inter Care ( <> ) which is based locally and supports health care in Africa (Cameroon, Ghana, Tanzania, Malawi, Sierra Leone), so the event can link with these locations in terms of awareness and support.  We are working with children all week in the run up to 17th Feb to create artworks and craft pieces which are inspired by the arts and crafts of these places, then on the Friday we open our doors to the public for a large scale community arts day where we will exhibit and sell items to raise funds as well as having up to ten workshops where everyone can make, paint and create. The line ‘art as a catalyst for caring and sharing’ works so well for these plans.  We’ll be using that every day in sessions throughout the week to build up to the Friday.  As ever, I am over the moon to be linking in with WCAD and the global community around it.