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Festival week 2017

13 July 2017|Haverfordwest Festival Week, News|

Hot off the press, here is the programme of Lab events as part of Haverfordwest Festival Week 2017. Visit the what's on section of the website to find out more about each of the series of place-making events contributing to this years town festival, which is set to be even bigger and better than last [...]

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’ [...]

Doing Things Differently

23 June 2017|Janetka Platun, News, Searching for the Centre|

In the last week of May 2017, artist Janetka Platun returned to Haverfordwest for a week long visit to launch the artist booklet Searching for the Centre, created during her commission earlier in the year. In both English and Welsh versions the booklet is available from the Lab and as downloadable version here here. The [...]

Stepping Up

23 June 2017|Changing perceptions, Mari Beynon Owen, News, Rebecca Spooner, Support for art and regeneration|

On Thursday 15 June, an invited audience of artists and representatives of local arts organisations came together to : review the Feasibility Study being undertaken by Arts Management Consultant, Mari Beynon Owen draw inspiration from Peak/Copa – an innovative contemporary arts programme in rural Wales build support for a future arts development programme in Haverfordwest [...]

Capital Commission: Emerging Concept

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

Our conversations so far with the Confluence partners, with stakeholder groups and with the people we have met in Haverfordwest, about the nature of  a new public artwork have been much broader and far- reaching than we could have expected at the outset. During our visits to Haverfordwest– and thanks to the extensive range of [...]

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. [...]

Letters to Haverfordwest

25 May 2017|Heidi Baker, Ideas Lab, News|

Local graphic designer and member of the pop-up Haverfordwest Art Studios, Heidi Baker (assisted by three students from Pembrokeshire College’s Art & Design Foundation and BA courses) hosted three design-led public workshops.  Taking part in the workshops, which ran over three Saturdays during the Easter school holidays, 52 participants of all ages used a magnetic [...]

Light & Alchemy

24 May 2017|Ideas Lab, News, Pauline Le Britton, Sharron Harris|

To celebrate World Pinhole Camera Photography Day on April 30 2017 Sharron Harries and Pauline Le Britton ran Light and Alchemy, a workshop for anyone from beginners to photography students who wanted to experiment with low-tech imagery. Light and Alchemy explored the historic Camera Obscura method of photography. Taking a break from digital imagery, [...]

Drawn from the Past

5 May 2017|Fran Evans, Ideas Lab, News|

Over the 2017 Easter holiday local illustrator, Fran Evans hosted four drop-in drawing workshops at the Lab on April 5th, 12th, 26th and May 3rd. Having made her proposal to Ideas Lab, Fran invited budding illustrators to bring along an object that prompted memories of Haverfordwest, or choose an object from a 'Memory Table'. Fran [...]

Capital Commission: Exploring Narrative

14 April 2017|Capital Commission, News, Studio Weave|

During our visits to Haverfordwest we have met with a wide variety of residents , and enjoyed acquiring local perspectives on the historical development, and sense of place in the town.

 Whilst Janetka Platun’s commission focussed upon ‘Searching For The Centre’, our attention has been on building an understanding of the relationship of the town [...]