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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 [...]

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 [...]

Vital places II: A place to be

19 May 2016|Changing perceptions, Feedback on the programme, Gordon Gibson, Support for art and regeneration, The story so far, Vital Places, What art can be|

The second Vital Places seminar in March 2016 was a fantastic opportunity for residents from Haverfordwest and the surrounding area to explore creative possibilities for regenerating Haverfordwest, and begin to ask questions about how the community and key decision makers can help improve Haverfordwest for the people who live in and come to the town. Guest speakers [...]

Artist’s talk: Karen Ingham’s ‘Pembrokeshire Drover’

19 May 2016|Changing perceptions, Feedback on the programme, Karen Ingham, Pembrokeshire Drover, The story so far, What art can be|

On April 20 2016 Karen Ingham delivered the first in our series of Artists' Talks on her work for our latest commission: Pembrokeshire Drover. This talk was an opportunity for people to come along and see how the project is progressing, as well as gaining an insight into Karen's process and the ideas and concepts [...]

Making Connections with John Kippin

19 May 2016|Changing perceptions, John Kippin, Open Space, Support for art and regeneration, What art can be|

Over November 18 and 19 2015 artist, photographer and academic John Kippin joined us at The Lab to give a public talk on his own work and to take part in our Open Space event, discussing the how the arts might help regenerate Haverfordwest. On the evening on the 18th John, who is a regular visitor [...]

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 [...]

A place to be…

31 March 2016|Vital Places|

VITAL PLACES II A seminar held on Wednesday 23 March 2016 10am–4pm.   We all have favourite places. They are the back-drop of our lives. The places where we meet, spend time visiting, and the places we live in. Places are constantly evolving, and reflect our changing lives and the everyday world around us. The [...]

Big Map Exhibition

31 March 2016|The Big Map|

From 25 February 2016, The Lab showcased the results (so far) of the Big Map project which Confluence partners iDeA Architects ran between August and October last year. The Big Map exhibition summarised the findings that came out of seven workshops, which consulted local stakeholders, including residents, traders and town planners, in an arts-led process [...]

Pembrokeshire Drovers

24 March 2016|Haverfordwest Festival Week, Karen Ingham, Pembrokeshire Drover, What art can be|

Through Spring/Summer 2016 BAFTA award-winning artist film-maker Karen Ingham created Pembrokeshire Drovers: an artist film installation, which was shown as part of Haverfordwest Festival Week in July 2016, and in Oriel y Parc, St David’s throughout August. Pembrokeshire Drovers is a socially engaged, site -responsive moving image artwork that draws on and reflects upon the interrelationships between Haverfordwest and the rural and coastal hinterland it serves. – [...]