Sunday, August 23, 2009

[probably] one last plug before greenbelt...

"Not long to go now and we are looking forward to the visual arts programme coming together after a year of planning.
As well as all our exhibitions that you can come to see, we've got lots of things you can take part in so here's a round up of what you can do & what you need to bring with you to the festival...

photoflash swap:
bring a photo [preferably mounted] to the hub on friday when you arrive where we are having an exhibition of everyones images over the weekend. then on Monday you can come back & swap your pic for another one in the exhibition.

(shhh!) :
a little moment of space on Saturday afternoon in the hub to come & be creative - knitting, drawing, writing, reading - whatever, with a mellow dj set playing in the background.
But remember - Shhh!, no talking just creating ! Some materials will be provided or bring your own.

greenhaus :
Bigger and better this year, we have 27 classes. [Take a look on the festival website for the full line up]
Last year the classes were booked up very quickly so this year we are changing things a little & its first come first served, choose your class & then queue up outside cottage rake before the session is due to start.

self portrait :
Back again this year, bring yourself and an open mind and have a go at your self portrait, teachers will be on hand to point you in the right direction and you might just surprise yourself.

comic book portfolio surgery :
Following on from the Marvel Comics panel, an opportunity for all you budding illustrators and graphic novelists to get advice from some real life comic book professionals. Bring a selection of your artwork along to the hub.

art for all
Billy Childish one of our Visionaries artists and Speakers has created a limited edition print for us and we are giving 100 of them away free. Visit 6 of our visual arts venues to collect a rubber stamp on the back of your daily diary then come to the info desk in the hub to collect your print..."

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