Arts Development East Cambridgeshire (ADeC) are kicking off this exciting project on Bank Holiday Monday 25th August 2014.
Professional mosaic artist, Carolyn Ash will be working with the community, their pottery/ crockery items, some ‘spare’ museum pieces, found materials and mosaic-ware to create some fabulous permanent murals at Mepal Outdoor Centre, Denver Sluice and WWT Welney. Postcards, and mini postboxes, will be placed at these sites for ideas for the murals or just turn up on any of the workshop days – it’s all FREE!
All workshops are from 10 am till 3.30pm – wear clothes you can create in!
Mepal Outdoor Centre (Chatteris Road, Mepal, Ely, CB6 2AZ)
BH Mon 25th – Fri 29th August & Monday 1st September
Denver Sluice (PE38 0EQ/ 9QP follow the signs)
Mon 22nd – Sat 27th September
Whilst at Denver Sluice you may also want to sample the food and drink available at the Jenyns Arms (do check opening times though) and also at the wonderful Denver windmill. There is also a golf and a sailing/rowing club in the area, a smattering of walking routes and some nice interpretation panels dotted around. It would make a great day out with lovely lunches and afternoon tea available at the Mill which is only a short walk from the Environment Agency Sluice complex. Spending a little time at Denver really helps highlight the man-made nature of this landscape.
WWT Welney (Hundred Foot Bank, Welney, Nr. Wisbech, PE14 9TN)
Monday 13th October – Saturday 18th October
The café and interpretation areas at Welney are excellent, with a charge for visiting the reserve proper (over the arching bridge – link to earlier blog post) but lots to see and do in the centre and shop if you have time or come back another day!
These practical, hands-on workshops mark the start of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme’s projects and activities, with the murals made with local people forming a lasting record of this landscape steeped in history and brimming with biodiversity that brings us bang up-to-date! The murals will be mounted permanently at their making sites with related activities taking place during Festival Fortnight (20 – 31st July 2015 and in 2016 too). Look out for more information on our activities via this blog.
Murals workshops: contact Nathan.firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
See also the mural project’s own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OWLPCommuntiyMurals