Toby Downing

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Haverfordwest history in lights

4 November 2017|News, River of Lights, SPAN Arts Cheerful Project, Toby Downing|

People make places and on the evening of 31 October 2017, people gathered in the town square in their thousands to create a river of light celebrating ordinary people from the past who have made extraordinary contributions to the town. In the weeks and months running up to the event hundreds of children and their [...]

Lightning Path Workshops and Performance

16 June 2017|Ideas Lab, News, Small World Theatre, Toby Downing, Transition Haverfordwest|

Performance On Saturday 3rd June Confluence partners Transition Haverfordwest hosted a performance of ‘The Lightning Path’ at the Picton Centre and offered the audience a rare chance to see some live theatre in the town centre. Written and performed by Small World Theatre ‘The Lightning Path’ combines skilled puppetry with beautiful animation and original music. [...]

River of Lights

16 June 2016|Changing perceptions, Feedback on the programme, News, River of Lights, SPAN Arts Cheerful Project, Support for art and regeneration, The story so far, Toby Downing, What art can be|

On the night of October 31 2015, over 600 people gathered on the riverside outside Ocky Whites, their lit lanterns bobbing, in the shadows of the castle above, as an 11ft skeleton puppet emerged from behind the river side tower and made its way across the bridge to meet the crowds. Inspired by the folk tale of The Fisherman [...]

River of Lights lantern parade 2015

31 October 2015|River of Lights, SPAN Arts Cheerful Project, Toby Downing|

The River of Lights lantern parade took place on Saturday 31 October 2015 from 6pm at the Lab. Taking the story of the Skeleton Woman and the Fisherman as its starting point, River of Lights used the river Cleddau as the backdrop and inspiration for a spectacular lantern procession celebrating the county town and its [...]

Lantern Making Workshops, 24–30 October 2015

30 October 2015|River of Lights, SPAN Arts Cheerful Project, Toby Downing|

As part of the River of Lights project 2015, the following workshops were held. Drop-in lantern making workshops in the Lab Haverfordwest 10.30am-4pm on Monday 26, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October 2015 Drop-in workshops Maenclochog, Clarbeston Road and Narberth facilitated by SPAN Arts Cheerful project 10.30am-4pm Sunday 25 October – Bloomfield House, Narberth 10.30am-4pm, [...]