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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 [...]

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 [...]