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 [...]

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 [...]

Searching for the centre brief

20 May 2016|News|

Confluence is seeking to appoint an artist or artists’ collaboration, with a process based practice and an interest in place-based narratives, to produce a work for publication in a multiple edition format. The commission will take place between 1 September and 31 December 2016 in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire’s County town, as part of a 3 year [...]

The LAB in press and social media

19 May 2016|Baseline study, Changing perceptions, Feedback on the programme, News, Support for art and regeneration, The story so far|

Since launching in May 2015 we’ve had over 1500 visits to The lab and attendances at our events. But what have the people of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire and the UK had to say in the press and social media? The local and national media set a challenging baseline in both print and radio: Sarah Moore's piece [...]

The Big Map

26 April 2016|Changing perceptions, Feedback on the programme, News, Support for art and regeneration, The Big Map|

Led by Confluence partners iDeA Architects, the Big Map workshops took place over an eight-week period between August 16th and October 7th 2015. The workshop series built on an earlier pilot of the Big Map, which took place during the launch of the Lab during Whitsun. The Big Map gave people in Haverfordwest the opportunity [...]

Shared Space Ahead

1 October 2015|News|

Confluence is inviting applications from artists with either a performative or combined arts practice to undertake a commission to create and produce a socially engaged and site-specific artwork in Haverfordwest. The commission, which is part of a three-year programme to test new models of regeneration and collaboration through the arts, responds directly to the notion [...]

Open Lab

19 September 2015|News|

Sharron Harris’s ‘Introduction to the Lab’ Saturday 19 September 2015, 10am-4pm An opportunity to drop in, meet the team behind the Lab and catch up on the story so far… Find out about the autumn programme of workshops, events, talks and the different ways you can get involved. Watch a show reel of short films about the [...]

Open call: Pembrokeshire Drover commission

8 September 2015|News|

Confluence, in partnership with Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, is inviting applications from artists working with moving image to undertake a commission to create a socially-engaged, site-specific or site-responsive artwork that draws on and reflects upon the interrelationships between Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire’s historic county town and market centre, and the rural and coastal hinterland it serves. [...]

Big ideas: back to the Future

8 September 2015|News, The Big Map, Transition Haverfordwest|

Saturday’s ‘drop in’ session with Transition Haverfordwest was open to everyone and had an environmental and sustainable theme . It was well attended and lots of ideas emerged in a constructive and lively debate around the table. We wrote/drew and plotted these on the Map. Subjects on the agenda included: Greening the river Community Energy: [...]