Category Archives: festival scenes

Willow crafts in Southampton

I’m really l0oking forward to this weekends Art of Heritage event at St Church Southampton the 9th 10th 11th September Art-of-heritage-st-denys-urban-art-festival-12598

As well as exhibiting some of my artwork,I am going to be providing willow making activities for people to have a go  as well as selling a small selection of work ,

You will also find me at this years Pumpkin Festival at Netley Country Park on the edge of Southampton on the 10th of  October Pumpkin-festival-and-scarecrow-avenue-at-royal-victoria-country-park-in-southampton-p692751

National play day , willow dragonfly’s

willow dragonflysIts national play day tomorrow I am making willow dragonflys with children and familys at Holly Hill Countryside Park as part of the fun countryside day that Fareham Borough Council is running, there is also going to be making dens and camp fires definitely my kind of thing to be involved in makes me wish I was a kid again :-)

This weekend Ejector Seat Festival in Southampton

I am often busy providing activities for children and families during the school hols and adults during term time but rarely provide activities that young people can get involved in, I usually try to offer some time at a local festivals and this weekend I am providing activities l at the Ejector Seat Festival in Southampton.

Now I wont deny that it is often easy to fall into the trap of offering activities such as making magical wings which is great for the younger children as is creating giant doodle murals which is great for all ages, however someone is already offering a drawing activity and so I thought that I would offer something a bit different.

As I am going to be offering some willow workshops again in the summer I thought that it might be quite cool to offer some easy to do crafts and as there isnt much room to make willow domes etc I thought that it would be good to offer some basic cane  flowers and creating dream catchers.

So if you are in the location this Saturday why not come along for good music good food and lots of things to do.

is already a drawing activity I was toying with try to find  am joining this years Ejector Seat Festival in the arts market where I will selling some of my Jewellery. Demonstrating willow sculpture and teaching people how to make willow bird feeders, hearts and flowers as well as taking my peg looms along for people to have a go.

Recovering from the Isle of Wight Festival

A couple of weekends ago , I was working in the children’s area at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Unfortunately this year the dreadful weather put many families of attending but for those who made it the children’s area was the one place in the festival that was free, mostly dry and lots of fun. a great bunch of people come together to provide activities. mind you the lack of sleep on the Thursday it took me 12 1/2 hours to travel 5 miles definitely took the edge of , along with that the festival goers were not let on site until 4pm on the Friday . at least Sunday was a good day  and  as the mid summers weekend has a washout for the last couple of years its to be expected , roll on the sunshine

Andover Jubilee Celebrations

Over the Jubilee weekend I joined forces with my friend and fellow artist Stuart Jebbitt to offer a creating a range of creative characters with families at the Andover Jubilee Jamboree. We were very lucky with the weather with the odd down poor and windy but as usual we didn’t let this stop the fun.