A new public artwork in Haverfordwest

12 January 2018|News|

A year ago Confluence began an ambitious project to commission a new public artwork on multiple sites along the river. Studio Weave's design is conceived not as artworks in isolation but as indicators of change, or markers of the possible that point to the river's potential as part of a bigger picture for Haverfordwest in the future. [...]

The end of the beginning

12 January 2018|News|

Janus, the Roman god has two faces; one that looks backward at the year that has passed and another that stares into the future. January is an appropriate time to look back and to look ahead, to reflect on Confluence and the experimental programme of arts-led regeneration in Haverfordwest. A time to review what has [...]

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 [...]

River of lights 2017

16 October 2017|News, River of Lights|

Ghost Town is the theme of this year's River of Lights lantern parade; a celebration of Pembrokeshire's county town highlighting the true spirit of Haverfordwest.  Join 1000's of people to watch this magical event or make a lantern at one of the workshops and participate! This will be an unmissable spectacle to welcome in the winter. [...]

Great Place

16 October 2017|News|

As part of our aim to influence the practice of partners involved in the project as well as the thinking of key decision makers on the role that the arts might play in regeneration, Studio Weave, the architects practice working on the capital commission, were invited to work with PLANED and Haverfordwest Town Council to [...]

Something Fishy

3 October 2017|Collaborators, Haverfordwest Festival Week, Maddie Janes, News|

As part of the Lab’s place-making programme for Haverfordwest Festival Week, local Mosaic Artist, Maddie Janes facilitated drop in mosaic workshops over 2 days at the Lab. More than 50 people of all ages, including children young people and their families created 25 mosaic fish. The shoal of mosaic fish are now decorating [...]

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’ [...]

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 [...]