After 2 weeks in Ashby the Famous 50 are now at Market Bosworth Art Festival. All 50 are on parade in the Dixie Grammar School and can be viewed today between 10 and 4. We are also there with the mobile art trailer – come and chalk your ideas – and tell us your heroes. You can even make one and hang it in the ‘magical hero gallery’. One exhibit – Woman of the Future, created as part of the Fantastic 50 Females exhibition, planned for this September, is there with a little crossword challenge that she has set for you – when completed you can nominate your value to add. Can you spot the values added yesterday.. ?? The Bosworth Pen Racing challenge is also in full swing, with teams from Nuneaton, The Mighty Creatives and Hinkley doing very well. But not quite good enough to be top of the leader board. Why not come along today to see if your team could possibly beat 9 seconds, no penalties?? Look forward to seeing you there.. if you can’t make we will be at Foxton Locks Festival next weekend. We do have some spare dates if you would like us to come to your festival or event this summer..just give us a call. 07974260453
Awesome weekend at Bearded Theory with some amazeballs people.. feels like we have been away for ages!!. Meeting and supporting the ‘Bearded Theory School Crew’ at the Rogues Hideout was brilliant with 70 children signed up for the Friday and hundreds passing through with their families on Sat and Sun.
Over the weekend over 200 children and adults have tried penracing; approx 50 What Could I Birds have been hatched – including a spray painted giant one; a beautiful Swan was created from 411 pieces of scrap paper folded by over 80 people; the Bearded School Booklet was born – and they will be travelling to different places all over the UK; over 500 bowling balls were thrown. Plus 2 buckets of chalk were used on the new chalk board with hundreds of chalk creations coming and going over the weekend. We found that Stuart had a secret skill as well as being an amazing artist he is now known as ‘Stuart the Scraper’, that Ian is brilliant at ‘involving others’ especially when it involves cleaning the art board; that Alison has overcome some first time festival fears – and can be relied upon to ‘hanker down the hatches’ – single handedly when the storm is about to hit; and that Kristiana lived up to her ‘young person volunteer of the year award’ for her none stop efforts at ‘getting the job done’ – (and helping everyone else achieve theirs too!) Well done and thankyou to all those involved.. especially the Hero Project team.. Alison Mott, Stuart Dilks, Ian Wilson and Kristiana Groza..
…a long weekend in Newcastle creating a Geordie Hero exhibition of course..
Thanks to Kristiana Groza for volunteering all weekend and working really hard – some days without a proper break for 12 hours!. We made the most of having the car and visited some local landmarks including the Angel of the North and Druridge Bay on the way back.
This time last week all 32 cutouts cutwere being cut and sanded in Packington at Caltef Design – well done and thanks to Will for completing them with a painful back! They are all now safely in the hands of over 20 organisations and local groups in the Newcastle / Gateshead area – we hope they are busy deciding who their heroes are and cant wait to see them.
We had the pleasure while we were there to help create the first two – one for the Globe which includes public nominations for Geordie heroes and one working with the charity Hope and their street friends.
Myself and Kristiana had a humbling experience helping to create the cutout on the street on Saturday evening beteeen 7 and 11.30pm. The Geordie Hero was Hope – a charity dedicated to helping homeless people get back on their feet. One young man said ‘Hope is Everything’ which we think said it all. The cutout was partly covered with mini envelopes – some with a lock on and others with an open lock. It is envisaged that the public attending the exhibition can take out and read the messages or information placed inside. A young man named Arran had the idea to do a survey of visitors to raise awareness and get people thinking about homelessness, he, helped by Kristiana has put together a short questionnaire which will be used in the exhibition. You’ll have to visit to see the rest… 25August to 1Sep you can see the whole exhibition at the The Globe Gallery.
Pics attached from our busy weekend. Hope you enjoy.. Deana
Its features KC on the left – our new character… see it and tell us!!
Deana & Julia’s trip to Newcastle was made so much easier with the sunshine!
Arriving on 17th April with meetings booked that afternoon Deana went off to the College to see how young people could be involved… Julia met Ale Flanagan-Wood, the Arts Development Officer at NCC. Both great meetings and we came away with lots of great information! 18th April we ran two Eventbrite THINK! Sessions at 11am and 7pm – we had a good turnout too! Deana delivered two cut outs to the Globe Gallery and did a mini staff THINK! Session, these to cut outs might be a bit exciting!!! Then on 19th we travelled on the 54 Bus with a cut out to Bensham Grove to meet Chris O’Toole who kindly showed us around and introduced us to lots of great people! Another meeting with Newcastle Art Centre then delivery of the last cut out to Hype Tattoo Studio who are going to ‘ink’ their exhibit! The last Eventbrite session at 1pm before heading back to the East Midlands on the 16:35 train! Packed with THINK!ng and meeting lovely creative people… here are some of our photos…
Friday creativity at its best…
Book here for our great THINK! sessions… free to participate in, think about your own stuff… or use the sessions to think about being part of the Geordie Heroes Exhibition!
Busy day planned… meetings at 9:15, 11:00 & 16:00… we will visit The Discovery Museum, Geek Retreat Cafe, Eldon Gardens, Byker Estate… meeting a local police officer & housing staff & residents in Byker, a trainee journalist & museums programme specialist!
We are taking three ‘want to be heroes’ on the 6:16 train to Newcastle! They caused a bit of laughter on arriving on the platform, a lovely railway employee stopped and had a chat with us too! Watch out over next few days as we hope to give them a tour of the city!