The all-new Swedish crime thriller Inspector Norse from the Lip Service Theatre Company is coming to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre on 15th October 2012. It promises to be a night of nerve-jangling suspense, laughter…and a partially knitted set that hopefully you can contribute to!
Knittaz with Attitude (of town centre yarn bombing fame) will be hosting knitting workshops where you can make all the various parts.
- Wool and needles/hooks/french knitting bobbins to those who need them
- Guidance for beginners learning to knitting and crochet
- Light refreshments
It all takes place in the wonderful setting of the Grand Theatre Studio on the following dates:
- Monday 17th September. We’re starting at 6:30pm so that we can have a little tour of the theatre before we get on to our wool-fest at 7pm.
- Wednesday 26th September, 7pm
- Saturday 6th October, 2pm, this will include a Scandinavian tea party, so don’t forget to wear your woolly jumper and bobble hat!
So sign up online on Facebook or email us
The project is funded by the Arts Council via Blackpool Council Arts Service
Knittaz with Attitude was out in force this weekend at Blackpool’s own annual urban art festival Sand, Sea and Spray. It’s organised by the lovely Robin Ross and brings lots of talented artists into Blackpool to brighten up the town and share their creations with local people.
We decided to support the festival as only we know how, with a shed-load of wool! We decided to focus on St John’s Precinct and Cedar Square and had a stash of lovely knitting, crochet and pom-poms to display.
Yarnbombing highlights were our woolly bike, which attracted a ridiculous amount of attention and the pom-poms (pombombing!) and crocheted birds in the trees. Passers-by gave us so many compliments and took so many photos that we feel famous!
I’ll stop waffling now and get to the good bit, the photos…
Ooh, we need to give a massive thank you to Foundry who shinned up a macca ladder to help us pombomb. You sir, are a legend *doffscap*
Here I am! Here I am! How do you do?
It’s been a while since the last post, but we have been ever so busy with planning activities for this month and beyond. Over the Bank Holiday weekend, we painted a gazillion faces and helped nippers make lots of pretty bracelets and necklaces at YOMOFO ‘Alfresco’ at Stanley Park Cricket Club. Despite the yucky weather, it was a grand day out, with plenty of activities, brill music and smiling faces.
So, this is where we will be in June:
Watch out for other crafty activities in between!
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.
IMPORTANT!: January’s KWA is on the 2nd Monday of the month (9th January) to give you all time to recover from the festivities! Back to usual from Feb 2012.
Calling all knit-wits! Knittaz With Attitude knitting group. 1st Monday of every month, 6pm to 8pm at Claremont Park Community Centre, Claremont Road Blackpool FY1 2QJ
Bring your own work or join in with our yarnbombing project…anything goes! All ages and abilities welcome.
£3.50 per session.
We will provide a light meal, tea and coffee, so please let us know in advance if you’re coming. You can do this by registering on Facebook or Eventbrite
Join us from 6pm on Thursday 22nd December at Barista (24 Birley Street) for another town centre yarnbombing session.
Do drop in for a bit of stitching, decorating, coffee and a cake. Then it’s time to head out around the town to put up some of our creations. Sign up on Facebook or Eventbrite so that we know you’re coming… “Shhh, secret squirrel!”