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Film$4Change

24 March 2017|Film$4Change, News, Transition Haverfordwest|

In January and February 2017 Transition Haverfordwest, in partnership with Confluence, presented a series of six eco/art documentary films in various venues around the town. As well as the LAB, films were shown in some local independent venues as pop-up events, in order to engage a wider audience, and to support local businesses. The films [...]

A centre worth searching for…

15 February 2017|Janetka Platun, News, Searching for the Centre|

Saturday 21st January saw a unique event unfold in Haverfordwest. The art performance, 'Where's the Centre please?', was devised by artist Janetka Platun as part of her work on our current commission 'Searching for the Centre.' Four women, wearing authentic 19th century Llangwm fisherwomen's clothes, walked into the town from four starting locations in the north, [...]

‘Searching for the Centre’

11 January 2017|Janetka Platun, News, Searching for the Centre|

The Project At the start of my commission I walked each day around the town. I went wherever my interest took me. I found myself in empty churches, watched people quietly crossing the many bridges that span the river and became accustomed to the steady flow and heavy sound of cars driving around the ring [...]

Film$4Change

14 December 2016|Film$4Change, News, Transition Haverfordwest|

In the spring of 2017 Transition Haverfordwest, in partnership with Confluence, will present a series of 6 documentary eco/art films followed by informal discussions focussing on some of the issues of our time and place: The Economics of Happiness    2011 (E) Garbage Warrior    2007  (15) Four Horsemen    2012  (E) Chasing Ice    2012  (E) Samsara   2012  (U) Exit Through the Gift [...]

Haverfordwest Festival Week

17 November 2016|Artsheds, Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, News, Pembrokeshire Drover, Transition Haverfordwest|

Reignited by a highly motivated group of Town Councillors led by Sue Murray and supported by County Councillor Wynne Evans, Haverfordwest Festival Week set out to create 'a fun filled, action packed programme of events for all the family to enjoy'. The eight-day event, which ran from Saturday 23rd to Saturday 30th July 2016, brought together many different individuals and organisations [...]

PLATFORM

7 October 2016|Jacob Whittaker, News, PLATFORM, Projects, Rhôd, Ruth Jones & Andy Wheddon, Ruth Sargeant, Seán Vicary, What art can be|

Over 3 days and attracting an audience of over 350 people, PLATFORM presented Haverfordwest as a stage for a programme of new commissions and existing artworks by artists living in and around Pembrokeshire. The programme reflected the diversity and depth of contemporary arts practice in the region, and included artists’ film, installation and performance that together [...]

Ideas Lab

28 September 2016|Artsheds, Clive Anderson, Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, News|

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, led by artist Louise Bird, Ideas Lab has since supported 10 small projects, which are at [...]

The Big Model Open Days

8 August 2016|Changing perceptions, Haverfordwest Festival Week, News, Projects, The Big Map, The story so far|

Over a hundred people engaged with the Big Model during Festival week in Haverfordwest. In a series of informal consultations we asked curious passers-by  to mark their favourite spots in town on the model, and  to explore the model's interactive features They told us what they loved about Haverfordwest (and what they didn't) and what they would change if they could. [...]

Fenton Junior School visit to The Lab

1 August 2016|News|

On Friday June 24 2016, 15 children from Fenton Junior School visited the Lab to take part in the first Big Model workshop. During the workshop the children picked place names and historic jobs from Haverfordwest, from a hat, and worked in groups to create characters and write their own fairy tales stories set in [...]

Confluence response to ‘Go West … HAVERFORDWEST A Vision for the Future’

17 June 2016|Changing perceptions, News, Support for art and regeneration, The Big Map, The story so far|

Pembrokeshire County Council recently published their vision for the future of Haverfordwest. Our response, which can be downloaded here, welcomes the Council's recognition of the important role the arts can play in regeneration, but goes further in asking questions about the way this plan will be realised: We welcome the masterplan proposals as a significant step forward toward what could [...]