Hearty Arty Art Session: today, 18th May @ArtSpace 3pm

ARTSPACE’S HEARTY ARTY PROJECT

Would you like to be more active? Do something creative? Feel happier?

Then join in with one of ArtSpace’s  Free Guided Art Walks or Exploratory Art Sessions.  Everyone is welcome to join and we especially welcome anyone with vulnerable mental health or prone to loneliness or anxiety.

Free Art Session this afternoon, Thursday 18th May at ArtSpace  3pm to 6pm, all welcome, no experience necessary, all materials provided.  Come and get creative over a cuppa.  No need to “sign up” just pop along and see what we’re up to.

In previous Arty Sessions, Patty has helped us explore mark making and multi media art.  She also taught us how to print onto Fabric.

  

And to make our fabric into small backpacks to carry our Hearty Arty Sketchbooks in when we’re out and about. Here is Patty modelling her prototype backpack. Once they have made their backpack regular participants will be given a sketch book and materials to use when they are out and about and on the walks.

Further Arty things on:  6th April, 27th April, 4th May, and 18th May , all 3-6 pm. 

 Come and join us for a cuppa, meet our Artist Patty Callaghan and get stuck in.  All Welcome.  No experience necessary, all materials provided, children and those who might need some assistance should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Future events and activities will run throughout the week but will mainly be on:

THURSDAYS  3 – 6p.m. (or 2 till 5pm)
SATURDAYS 11a.m. – 1p.m.

Come and be part of it!

 A bit more about the project

We’re  really pleased to announce a new initiative at ArtSpace, Hearty Arty. Please see the details below and let us know if you’d like to get involved in any way:

Hearty Arty is Artspace’s latest project to support people’s well-being. It uses art to encourage physical and mental fitness and explores the connection between them all. Activities will be a combination of art and fitness – but the fitness aspect will be very gentle and mainly walking – with a bit of good food included. It will include regular walks with an artistic theme and explore different types of artistic expression based at Artspace.

Expertly led gentle fitness support and exploratory art sessions, samples of food and guided local walks will be available and a counsellor will be on hand for general and specific support.Everyone is welcome to join and we especially welcome anyone with vulnerable mental health or prone to loneliness or anxiety.

We also need people who can offer support on the walks, in the art sessions or in producing and advising on good food. If you have an empathetic ear, relevant practical skills or are just happy to muck in wherever necessary please let us know by emailing us MaccCommArtSpace@mail.com or leave a message on our answerphone 01625 440694

The project will run throughout the week but most events will happen on Thursdays and some Saturdays starting in March 2017
Look forward to seeing you Hearty Artists!

Hearty Arty Fabric Art – 30th March 2017

ARTSPACE’S HEARTY ARTY PROJECT

Would you like to be more active? Do something creative? Feel happier?

Then join in with one of ArtSpace’s  Free Guided Art Walks or Exploratory Art Sessions.  Everyone is welcome to join and we especially welcome anyone with vulnerable mental health or prone to loneliness or anxiety.

Today we had our second exploratory Art Session, Patty taught us how to print onto Fabric.

  

next week she will help us make our fabric into small backpacks to carry our Hearty Arty Sketchbooks in on the walk on the 18th April.  Here is Patty modelling her prototype backpack. Once they have made their backpack regular participants will be given a sketch book and materials to use on the walks.

Further Arty things on:  6th April, 27th April, 4th May, and 18th May , all 3-6 pm. 

 Come and join us for a cuppa, meet our Artist Patty Callaghan and get stuck in.  All Welcome.  No experience necessary, all materials provided, children and those who might need some assistance should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Future events and activities will run throughout the week but will mainly be on:

THURSDAYS  3 – 6p.m. (or 2 till 5pm)
SATURDAYS 11a.m. – 1p.m.

Come and be part of it!

 A bit more about the project

We’re  really pleased to announce a new initiative at ArtSpace, Hearty Arty. Please see the details below and let us know if you’d like to get involved in any way:

Hearty Arty is Artspace’s latest project to support people’s well-being. It uses art to encourage physical and mental fitness and explores the connection between them all. Activities will be a combination of art and fitness – but the fitness aspect will be very gentle and mainly walking – with a bit of good food included. It will include regular walks with an artistic theme and explore different types of artistic expression based at Artspace.

Expertly led gentle fitness support and exploratory art sessions, samples of food and guided local walks will be available and a counsellor will be on hand for general and specific support.Everyone is welcome to join and we especially welcome anyone with vulnerable mental health or prone to loneliness or anxiety.

We also need people who can offer support on the walks, in the art sessions or in producing and advising on good food. If you have an empathetic ear, relevant practical skills or are just happy to muck in wherever necessary please let us know by emailing us MaccCommArtSpace@mail.com or leave a message on our answerphone 01625 440694

The project will run throughout the week but most events will happen on Thursdays and some Saturdays starting in March 2017
Look forward to seeing you Hearty Artists!

April Potato Riot Actor’s workshop changed to Tuesday 4th April

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Next week’s Potato Riot Actors’ workshop has been changed to Tuesday 4th April 7pm at ArtSpace.  There is no rehearsal on Wedneday.

 

Rehearsal SCHEDULE (the order of information is Date, Activity, Focus of research, Cast required)

Tuesday 4th April – Finalise the “scenes” 1+2 – make sure things are ready for performance – Maggoty, Ned Ludd, Magistrate, Potato Sellers, Militia and anyone else who wants to join in (all children please!)

Sunday 9th April – Full run on site – Everyone who can make it!!!!!

 

We need actors to come along to a rehearsal ASAP  and extras to let John ( sambajohn1@ yahoo.com ) or Sam mail@sam-redway.co.uk know they are coming and then come to the rehearsal or the dress run through if they can

Sam is looking for 2 more people (at least) to be potato sellers and 1 more militia man (can be woman). there are also positions to be filled as cavalrymen(or women) who won’t be on horse but will be swelling the ranks of the cavalry at the end.

We also need more “bystanders” “rioters” “shop keepers and their families/staff” .   Sam says that it will be absolutely possible to be more than one sort of character.

We still need 50 more actors/ extras to dress in regency costume and be part of our 1812 market/ riot, if you fancy joining in the mayhem (Potatoes will be thrown) then contact Sam mail@sam-redway.co.uk and let him know, please also say what sort of character you would like to be.

There are  lots of different characters, some speaking and some not, so there should be something for everyone. Sam Medway will be leading the sessions and helping to get people into the right role for them.

Do invite friends and family to get involved too as we still need lots more community actors and extras.

 

A bit of background information:
On April 13th 1812 there was a riot in Macclesfield.  You can read about the original riot on the Luddite bicentenary website,  13th April 1812 Macclesfield Potato Riot
On April 13th 2017  Macclesfield Community Artspace is staging a re-enactment which will be a free street theatre event
of the riot followed by a ticketed public feast in the Market Square with the fabulous Sheelanagig performing on stage.
Visit the dedicated Macclesfield Potato Riot Website to find out more.
Don’t forget tickets for the Feast are now on sale on the website.
Macclesfield Community Artspace, 2nd floor, Heapy St, Macc SK11 7JB.

Hearty Arty Programme: Free Guided Walks and Exploratory Art Sessions

ARTSPACE’S HEARTY ARTY PROJECT

Would you like to be more active? Do something creative? Feel happier?

Then join in with one of ArtSpace’s  Free Guided Art Walks & Exploratory Art Sessions.  Everyone is welcome to join and we especially welcome anyone with vulnerable mental health or prone to loneliness or anxiety.

We had our Introductory Hearty Art Walk on Saturday 11th March, we discovered parts of Macclesfield that some of us didn’t know were there and the Sun even came out for a bit!

The next two walks are on 8th April & 13th May 11 am.

 Meet at Macclesfield Community ArtSpace, 2nd Floor, The Arsenal, Sutton Mill, Heapy Street, Macclesfield Cheshire. SK11 7JB.

Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.  All welcome, children to be accompanied by an adult.

 

At our Introductory Arty session on Thursday 16th March at ArtSpace we had a lovely creative time working on our own projects, making yellow things for John Hartshorn’s Hello Yellow event or papier-mâché plates for the potato riot.

Further Arty things on: 30th March, 6th April, 27th April, 4th May, and 18th May , all 3-6 pm. 

In the first 2 sessions Patty will be teaching us how to print onto Fabric and helping us make small backpacks to carry our Hearty Arty Sketchbooks in on the walk on the 18th April.  Here is Patty modelling her prototype backpack. Once they have made their backpack regular participants will be given a sketch book and materials to use on the walks.

 Come and join us for a cuppa, meet our Artist Patty Callaghan and get stuck in.  All Welcome.  No experience necessary, all materials provided, children and those who might need some assistance should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Future events and activities will run throughout the week but will mainly be on:

THURSDAYS  3 – 6p.m.
SATURDAYS 10a.m. – 1p.m.

Come and be part of it!

 A bit more about the project

We’re  really pleased to announce a new initiative at ArtSpace, Hearty Arty. Please see the details below and let us know if you’d like to get involved in any way:

Hearty Arty is Artspace’s latest project to support people’s well-being. It uses art to encourage physical and mental fitness and explores the connection between them all. Activities will be a combination of art and fitness – but the fitness aspect will be very gentle and mainly walking – with a bit of good food included. It will include regular walks with an artistic theme and explore different types of artistic expression based at Artspace.

Expertly led gentle fitness support and exploratory art sessions, samples of food and guided local walks will be available and a counsellor will be on hand for general and specific support.Everyone is welcome to join and we especially welcome anyone with vulnerable mental health or prone to loneliness or anxiety.

We also need people who can offer support on the walks, in the art sessions or in producing and advising on good food. If you have an empathetic ear, relevant practical skills or are just happy to muck in wherever necessary please let us know by emailing us MaccCommArtSpace@mail.com or leave a message on our answerphone 01625 440694

The project will run throughout the week but most events will happen on Thursdays and some Saturdays starting in March 2017
Look forward to seeing you Hearty Artists!

“To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Macclesfield and the surrounding area the provision of community facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said inhabitants, in particular but not exclusively by delivering a range of creative arts and community projects.”