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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 [...]

Seren Sailcraft design and build workshops

11 November 2016|Clive Anderson, Ideas Lab|

Having brought his idea for boat building workshops to the Ideas Lab in June 2016, Clive Anderson hosted a series of five evening workshops during the last week of September 2016, to demonstrate how to design and build a simple sailboat using basic DIY skills. From college students to senior citizens these sessions brought together local people with an interest in [...]

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 [...]

Art Kitchen

4 November 2016|Artsheds, Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, penny d jones, Projects|

penny d jones set out with the idea of creating a kitchen – y gegin gelf – which then developed (in discussion with one of the artists) into the idea of y gegin fach which is a traditional Welsh kitchen, which is actually a seperate building outside the house – very much in existence on [...]

Harlequin Shed

4 November 2016|Artsheds, Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, Pauline Le Britton, Projects|

Pauline Le Britton has been working on a series of painted harlequin panels in the Pop-up Artists Studios in Haverfordwest. The harlequin pattern symbolizes the idea of the Fool and all that is hidden beneath and the stories that he/she may carry. I have been looking at Folk and Travelling Art particularly painted barges. I like the [...]

Stalled Spaces

29 September 2016|Changing perceptions, Feedback on the programme, Ideas Lab, Projects, Support for art and regeneration|

How can we work together to unlock the potential of empty buildings and buildings at risk? What part can community led and grassroots initiatives play in revitalising our town centres? What are the benefits to owners of different approaches to working with stalled spaces? On 7 September 2016, The Lab hosted Stalled Spaces, the inaugural [...]

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 [...]

Artsheds

6 June 2016|Artsheds, Gina Hughes, Haverfordwest Festival Week, Ideas Lab, Pauline Le Britton, penny d jones, Ruth Sargeant|

In early 2016, a newly established Haverfordwest Festival Committee approached the Confluence partnership looking for ‘family friendly' art activities throughout a newly planned summer festival week. The Artsheds project was designed and produced by Pip Lewis from spacetocreate, one of the Confluence partners, in response to this request and created in partnership with Haverfordwest Town Council and [...]

MAKE 4!

29 May 2016|Ideas Lab|

For four weeks over March/April 2016, local artist Louise Bird ran a series of Saturday drop-in making sessions at The Lab, offering a chance for families to create and experiment making things together. At the time Louise was based in Haverfordwest Pop- Up Studios in The Riverside Shopping Centre. Louise developed the sessions through the Ideas Lab, and based [...]