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!
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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!

Macclesfield Potato Riot Actors’ Workshops, revised dates for March and April

Did you see us at the Treacle Market? maybe you joined in and helped throw “potatoes” around.  although casting is going well, we still need a few more actors for named roles such as, 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 need “bystanders” “rioters” “shop keepers and their families/staff”,  “potboys(and girls)”, “landlady/lord of the coaching Inn” etc. and we also need at least 60 extras willing to dress up in 1812 attire and be families and individuals out doing their marketing, out of town rioters and onlookers.

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 a couple of the rehearsal/ workshops later on.

Potato Riot Actors workshop/ Rehearsals are going well and our director Sam has started the casting:

Sas Bullock as Maggotty Johnson

Mark Pinches as Ned Ludd

Susanna Morgan as Potato Seller 1 (of 3)

Lavinia Murray as our Magistrate

Simon Mawdsley and Tim Swift as Militia 1&2(of 3)

Rosie and Charli as urchin leaders.

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 60 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.

 

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

Wednesday 22nd March – Sign making/Cheese Rolling/Dressing up – finding how to keep some sort of focus on action without making a ‘scene’ – Everyone who can (children not necessary but welcome)

Tuesday 28th March – Maggoty scenes – working out Maggoty’s relationship to the action and her speeches – Maggoty, Ned Ludd, Magistrate, Potato Sellers, Militia and anyone else who wants to join in (children not necessary but welcome)

Wednesday 29th March – Stall breaking and Speeches – how to gee up a crowd and how to theatricalise the breaking of stalls safely – rioters and speech-ers (NO CHILDREN at all please – just for safety reasons)

Tuesday 4th AprilNB date has been changed!    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!!!!!

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.

Oh and don’t forget its Potato Riot Tuesdays every Tuesday between 12:00noon and 9:00pm at Artspace where we are making props, building sets and sorting out all of the events management stuff. The kettle is always on!

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.
The plan is in place and the band is booked. We are now holding a series of open meetings to raise awareness of the event and to recruit the hands that we need to make it all happen. Whether you are up for being Stage Manager, helping to set up the feast, building props, being an actor in the re-enactment or any of the hundreds of roles that will help to make this one of the towns premier events we’d love to have you on board. Why not come along to one of the open meetings just to find out what’s going on.

The next open meeting is at Artspace on Tuesday 7th Febuary 7:00pm – 8:30. There’s lots to catch up on and lots to plan so hope to see you all there. Feel free to invite anyone along. We’ll be starting to sign people unto community actor roles for the street theatre as well as sorting out all sorts of other behind the scenes jobs.

Don’t forget tickets for the Feast are now on sale on the website.

Macclesfield Community Artspace, 2nd floor, Heapy St, Macc SK11 7JB.

Hello Yellow: Sunday March 19th 2017 @ Macclesfield Canal 11am to 3pm

 

Let’s welcome the sunshine back into our lives!

Come and join our John Hartshorn in turning the Macclesfield Canal yellow (the section between Buxton Rd and Black Rd bridges)

Wear something Yellow

Bring a Yellow Picnic

Bring Yellow Objects

Do a Yellow Dance

Make Yellow…. you get the picture 🙂

Decorating the canal from 11am till 1pm, Public viewing from 1 till 3pm

For more info contact John on sambajohn1@yahoo.com

Here’s some pictures from Thursday of john preparing with the help of Level 2 Art Students from Macclesfield college

  

Hearty Arty Programme: Free Guided Walks and Exploratory Art Sessions

ARTSPACE’S HEARTY ARTY PROJECT

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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

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 Introductory Hearty Art Walk: Saturday 11th March 10 am

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

A short, easy walk to get us started. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.  All welcome, children to be accompanied by an adult

Further walks on 8th April & 13th May 11 am.

 

Introductory Arty session at ArtSpace:

Thursday 16th March 3-6 pm.

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

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!