Pictures in the Park Programme: February – March 2017

All the films in Feb/March 2017.
Enjoy!

Get Knotted! Beginners Macramé for Voluntary Arts Week

 

Macramé (making textiles using knotting techniques) has made a huge comeback, so we’re hosting a drop-in beginners sessions in Charabanc this Voluntary Arts Week.

Anyone can come and have a go at making plant hangers. The workshop is FREE and includes all materials and plants. You can take your hangers home with you too!  

Come and see how much fun craft and making can be.

See the Facebook Event

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Handmade on the High Street

Pop-up Fashion Market

A chance to shop for locally made fashion and accessories at a Town Centre location on:

  • Saturday 8th December (10am-6pm) and
  • Sunday 9th December (10am-6pm).

Money raised from Handmade on the Highstreet will go to local community arts organisations Aunty Social and NWBaseline, so that they can organise more creative and cultural activities in Blackpool.

Stallholders
Stalls cost £15 per day or £25 for the weekend.
Your stall should sell 70% fashion and/or accessories, this includes handmade, customised or vintage.

If you would like a stall in this great Hounds Hill location, please email for a booking form or contact us via Facebook or Twitter.

 

LLP Inclusion Conference: Aunty’s trip to Birmingham

On the 19th and 20th June, we took a trip to the LLP (Lifelong Learning Programme) Inclusion conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.  As a result of our Youth in Action project Pop Goes The Workshop, we had been invited to exhibit by the YIA coordinators at the British Council.  We jumped at the chance as this was an opportunity to find out about other learning and skills-sharing opportunities, see what other organisations across Europe were doing and say thank you to Youth in Action/British Council for taking a chance on a rather bizarre project!

We learned about so many fantastic projects and met lots of lovely people who have given us plenty of ideas including some possible trans-national projects… squee!
We <3 Grundtvig!

We came back to Blackpool, buzzing with ideas and with a notebook full of contacts, good job!

P.S. if there was a prize for stall that looks most like a craft fair, we would have won, hands down!

Calling artists and crafters! Can you run a workshop from Aunty HQ?

We’re looking for artists and makers to run art and craft classes from our community craft workshop…  Interested?

We have a community craft workshop in central Blackpool and plan to run a variety of sewing/craft sessions from there.  We want local artists and makers to help us make use of the workshop by facilitating a range of classes.

If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, complete the Expression of Interest form and email it to us by Friday 30th March 2012. We will contact you during the week commencing 9th April 2012.

Valloween: Anti Valentine’s Party in pictures

Cake, music, voodoo dolls, pizza, pins, buttons, craft, giggles…done.

Song of the night

Valloween: Anti-Valentine’s Day party

 

Bitter and broken-hearted?
Single and super?
Sick of Schmaltz?

Join our cynical celebration evening of tea, cake, pizza and avoiding all-things soppy and vomit-inducing.

Make your own voodoo doll or win a prize for your best dating horror story.

Suggested donation £5 (or whatever you would spend on fluffy teddies, single red roses and other ‘romantic’ ill-judged tat).

7pm on Tues 14th February 2012 at Aunty HQ (meet outside Bright House on Abingdon Street, Blackpool).
Book your tickets at www.valloween.eventbrite.co.uk

Pop-up Picturehouse: Christmas Film Screening

Join us at 6pm on Wednesday 21st December for our Christmas film screening at Blackpool Central Library.

There will be refreshments and a few cheeky-sneaky Christmas craft activities.  For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission and British Council.

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#craftcore: Look at our big shiny baubles!

Some baubles from this week’s craft session…

#Craftcore: A load of old baubles (Christmas decoration workshop)

20111212-191334.jpgFree craft workshop!

Make your own baubles: Create stylish and unique decorations for your Christmas tree, accompanied by mince pies and good conversation.
6pm to 8pm on Tuesday 13th December 2011 at Blackpool Central Library.

Sign up on Eventbrite.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission and British Council.