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Seren Boat Launch

18 September 2017|Clive Anderson, Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, Projects|

As part of the Lab's placemaking programme for Haverfordwest Festival week 2017, on 22 July around 40 people gathered at the Old Quay near the Bristol Trader to witness the launch of Seren Sailcraft’s second prototype boat. Kevin Thompson, from iDeA architects explained how the boat build had come about via a series [...]

Little People of Haverfordwest

11 September 2017|Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, Projects|

Local Theatre Designer Di Ford came along to the Ideas Lab, with an idea for making puppets from artists mannequins, which was developed into a a series of 5 bookable 2-hour afternoon creative workshops for Haverfordwest Festival Week 2017. The workshops involved designing and making a character inspired by the nick-names of local people and [...]

The Poetry of Haverfordwest

7 September 2017|Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab|

Local writer, Kerry Steed, took to the streets of Haverfordwest during festival week in July 2017, stopping to ask people their thoughts about the town – memories, descriptions, impressions – and writing these down. These poems are composed entirely from the words and sentences collected. Some sentences are written as heard, others have been undone; [...]

Festival week 2017

13 July 2017|Haverfordwest Festival Week, News|

A varied programme of 15 place-making events made up the Lab's contribution to Haverfordwest Festival Week 2017.   Featured image: Studio Weave The Poetry of Haverfordwest image courtesy of Haverfordwest Town Museum.

Capital Commission: Technical Sketchbook

27 June 2017|Capital Commission, News, Studio Weave|

Our ‘Emerging Concept’ to “encourage wildlife who are natural residents of the reaches back into the town, and the urban residents of the town out into the reaches” contains inherent dualities between natural and manmade, and between the reaches and the town. In developing our ideas to explore the notion of a ‘habitable river infrastructure’ [...]

An Impression of Haverfordwest

4 November 2016|Artsheds, Changing perceptions, Gina Hughes, Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, Projects, Ruth Sargeant|

Using clay, ink and liquid latex Ruth Sargeant and Gina Hughes set out to create a forensic collage, recording the actual textures of the town and its people. Participants were invited to join in by donating palm prints and by taking and recording their own impressions around the town. Demonstrations were given at the [...]

Art Kitchen

4 November 2016|Artsheds, Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, penny d jones, Projects|

penny d jones set out with the idea of creating a kitchen – y gegin gelf – which then developed (in discussion with one of the artists) into the idea of y gegin fach which is a traditional Welsh kitchen, which is actually a seperate building outside the house – very much in existence on [...]

Harlequin Shed

4 November 2016|Artsheds, Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, Pauline Le Britton, Projects|

Pauline Le Britton has been working on a series of painted harlequin panels in the Pop-up Artists Studios in Haverfordwest. The harlequin pattern symbolizes the idea of the Fool and all that is hidden beneath and the stories that he/she may carry. I have been looking at Folk and Travelling Art particularly painted barges. I like the [...]

River of lights 2016

24 October 2016|Changing perceptions, River of Lights|

More than 1200 people gathered in Castle Square on Saturday 29 October, to create ‘River of Lights 2016’, a celebration of Pembrokeshire’s County Town and its links with the rural communities that it serves. Meeting at the Lab in Haverfordwest at 6.30pm to light the lanterns, the procession, accompanied by music, set off at 7pm [...]

Ideas Lab

28 September 2016|Artsheds, Clive Anderson, Film$4Change, Fran Evans, Haverfordwest Festival Week, Heidi Baker, Ideas Lab, Maddie Janes, News, Pauline Le Britton, penny d jones, Ruth Sargeant, Sharron Harris, Small World Theatre, Transition Haverfordwest|

Since launching in February 2016, Ideas Lab has been working with small scale projects to test ideas for arts and regeneration in Haverfordwest. Getting off to a flying start with Make 4- a series of Saturday Family-friendly art workshops in March 2016, led by artist Louise Bird, Ideas Lab will have provided support to enable 18 [...]