Celebrating Cleddau Reaches

4 July 2018|Capital Commission, News, Studio Weave, Studio Weave|

Saturday 30 June 2018 marked the official end of the 3 year programme and provided an opportunity to celebrate Cleddau Reaches by Studio Weave - the town's first permanent public artwork in sixty years. Musicians and makers, canoeists and civic leaders joined forces to celebrate the story of the sculptures on a scorching day that [...]

Cleddau Reaches

29 June 2018|Capital Commission, News, Projects, Studio Weave, Studio Weave|

At the beginning of the capital commission, we were prompted to develop a site specific artwork for Haverfordwest; with a wide range of thoughts and opinions from the ‘Ideas Lab’ consultation that had been conducted. The proposal needed to present a permanent legacy for the programme that had preceded it. But without a fixed brief [...]

Celebrating the river

4 June 2018|Capital Commission, Collaborators, News, Projects, Studio Weave, Studio Weave|

A FREE family-friendly event with music, canoe trips, making workshops and a chance to find out more about the new riverside sculptures. The event will take place along the riverside in the Riverside Shopping Centre and will complete the Lab 3-year art and regeneration initiative supported by the Arts Council of Wales through the Ideas: [...]

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. [...]

Haverfordwest Festival Week 2017

16 October 2017|Haverfordwest Festival Week|

Following the success of Festival week in 2016, Haverfordwest Town Council co-ordinated individuals and organisations to build an even more diverse and ambitious programme for the 2017 festival, which took place in the last week of July. As part of the festival, The Lab worked with artists and organisations to put together a series of [...]


16 October 2017|Ideas Lab|

Breaking out of the Gallery (BOOTG) is an Art project based in Haverfordwest. The primary objective is to bring artwork onto the streets of Haverfordwest. After the success of the first BOOTG, which took place as part of Haverfordwest Festival Week 2016, BOOTG applied to the ideas Lab to extend the scale and scope of [...]


16 October 2017|Film$4Change, Haverfordwest Festival Week|

35 people attended the Picton Centre on the evening of 28 July to watch the award winning documentary ‘Demain’ , hosted by Transition Haverfordwest. We face an uncertain future in the face of climate change and other global issues, but rather than giving in to doom and gloom, the film optimistically identifies initiatives that have [...]

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 [...]

Seren Boat Launch

18 September 2017|Clive Anderson, Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, Projects|

As part of the Lab's placemaking programme for Haverfordwest Festival week 2017, on 22 July around 40 people gathered at the Old Quay near the Bristol Trader to witness the launch of Seren Sailcraft’s second prototype boat. Kevin Thompson, from iDeA architects explained how the boat build had come about via a series [...]