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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|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 [...]

Little People of Haverfordwest

11 September 2017|Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, Projects|

Local Theatre Designer Di Ford came along to the Ideas Lab, with an idea for making puppets from artists mannequins, which was developed into a a series of 5 bookable 2-hour afternoon creative workshops for Haverfordwest Festival Week 2017. The workshops involved designing and making a character inspired by the nick-names of local people and [...]

The Poetry of Haverfordwest

7 September 2017|Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab|

Local writer, Kerry Steed, took to the streets of Haverfordwest during festival week in July 2017, stopping to ask people their thoughts about the town – memories, descriptions, impressions – and writing these down. These poems are composed entirely from the words and sentences collected. Some sentences are written as heard, others have been undone; [...]

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.

Breaking out of the Gallery

17 November 2016|Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, Support for art and regeneration, Transition Haverfordwest|

In February 2016 Arthur Brooker came to the newly established Ideas Lab with a very simple idea: to put on an outdoor art exhibition in town centre locations that would literally ‘break out of the gallery’. Little did he know what he was letting himself in for over the next six months and what would be involved in [...]

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 [...]

An Impression of Haverfordwest

4 November 2016|Artsheds, Changing perceptions, Gina Hughes, Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, Projects, Ruth Sargeant|

Using clay, ink and liquid latex Ruth Sargeant and Gina Hughes set out to create a forensic collage, recording the actual textures of the town and its people. Participants were invited to join in by donating palm prints and by taking and recording their own impressions around the town. Demonstrations were given at the [...]