Recently FACT spent a lovely day at Newsham Park Arts festival. Unfortunately this year we weren't able to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings of the park but instead took over The Academy of St Francis of Assisi for the day and unlike everything, else spirits were not dampened!
FACT goes to Newsham Arts Festival
FACT's Schools and Learning Coordinator, Anna, lets us know about her day at the park.
4 July 2012 Author Anna Kronenburg
The festival focuses on visual arts, performance and creativity and is supported by a myriad of fringe activities. It is created by and for local schools, the local community and the people of Liverpool. Aiming to raise cultural awareness, promote community cohesion and providing opportunities for artists to meet and work with the community - the event is one we are always pleased to be invited along to!
This year we took our hula hoops and t-shirts and invited people to help us Weave our Collective Dreams! The weavings created will contribute to the collaborative artwork of Jemima Wyman and will be exhibited as part of FACT's Exhibition for this years Liverpool Biennial.
We will be running these workshops with local school and community groups in the lead up to the festival. If you are a Teacher or Group Leader and would like FACT to run one of these workshops with you, get in touch. The sessions fuse traditional weaving and meditative art therapy techniques and the final products will form part of Jemima's piece that will grow across the ground floor throughout the Biennial.