The next phase of the bricks and bones project is now underway.
We have once agian teamed up with Banks Newton Heritage to offer a range of FREE arts activities, all with a heritage theme, in the area of the lower High Street in Lincoln. Activities will occur over the next few months and are open to all. No previous arts experience is needed and all materials will be provided as well as refreshments.
Please scroll down to have a look at the dates and activities to get involved.
Heritage Walk No. 1 – A guided walk along the high street from St Mary-le-Wigford church (next to railway station) to St Catherine’s church at South Park roundabout exploring the area’s rich heritage, architecture and culture. This walk will form the inspiration for other arts activities within the project. Feel free to bring cameras, notebooks and sketch pads.
Meet at St Mary-le-Wigford church at 10am on Tuesday 7th February.
The walk will be roughly 2 hours. We will stop half way for refreshments.
Giant Canvases No. 1 – Working with a local artist, using inspiration from the local landscape, we will be painting giant canvases to reflect the diverse character of the local area. Please contact us to book a place.
Starts at 10am on Tuesday 14th February at St Botolph’s church.
Giant Canvases No. 2 – You can finish a previous work or start a new one!
You do not need to have attended the previous giant canvas session.
Starts 10am Thursday 9th March at St Botolph’s church.
All materials provided. Please contact us to book a place.
Photo Mosaic No. 1 – A photomosaic combines thousands of photographs to create a single art image.
Exploring the area of the lower high street as a focus, we will shoot and compile a large photo mosaic of a prominent landmark.
All you need is a mobile phone with a camera or whatever digital camera you would normally use. Professional equipment not required.
Start at 10am on Tues- day 14th February. Meet at St Botolph’s church.
Session No. 2 – In this second session we will be creating the mosaic and revisiting areas to capture any final images.
You do not need to have attended the first session.
Starts at 1pm on Tuesday 21st February at St Botolph’s church.
Session No. 3 – Tuesday 28th February at 10am at St Botolph’s church. Completing the mosaic.
Heritage Walk No. 2
A second chance to participate in a guided walk along the high street from St Mary-le-Wigford church (next to railway station) down to St Catherine’s church at South Park roundabout.
Feel free to bring cameras, notebooks and sketch pads.
Meet at St Mary-le-Wigford church at 10am on Tuesday 21st February.
The walk will be 2 hours, stopping for refreshments half way.
Bonfire Clays No. 1 – Using simple techniques to achieve amazing results! After an introduction from a pottery specialist, you will get the chance to create your own pottery vessels inspired by medieval designs found in the area.
These will then be fired using traditional techniques such as pit or bonfire firing.
Start at 10am on Tuesday 28th February at St Botolph’s church. All materials will be provided.
Bonfire Clays No. 2 (drop in family session) Handle some medieval pottery and then have a go at making your own pots inspired by medieval designs found in the area 11-2pm on Saturday 18th March at St Peter at Gowt’s primary school.
Graffiti – Talking, Walking, Making.
Graffiti is a form of expression used throughout history.
In this session you will have a short talk about medieval graffiti followed by a visit to examples close by.
After a short break for tea and cake, we will create graffiti inspired art.
10am on Tuesday 21st March at St Botolph’s church. All materials provided.
Exhibition – After all the art activities have taken place we will be holding a short exhibition of items created during the project.
Please check back often for details of when and where.