The story so far

/The story so far

Re-wilded

11 January 2017|Changing perceptions, Support for art and regeneration, The story so far, Tom Moses, Walks|

The weather was unseasonable warm and fine for a day out in the woods, getting close to nature and practising bushcraft skills in a beautiful spot, along the of the river Cleddau The second in a series of Autumn walks, 'Re-Wild' set out to explore the natural and ecological landscape of the river meadows  at Lower [...]

How did we get here?

8 January 2017|Changing perceptions, Support for art and regeneration, The Big Map, The story so far, Walks|

A geocaching and mapping game led by Haverfordwest town councillor, Jon Collier. . How do we get here?’ was the third in a series of Autumn walks  organised as part of the Lab’s programme for arts and regeneration in Haverfordwest.  Each guided walk aimed to give local people and visitors direct experience of the natural landscape within walking [...]

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 [...]

Artist’s Talk: Janetka Platun

9 November 2016|Feedback on the programme, Janetka Platun, Searching for the Centre, What art can be|

On Wednesday 5 October Janetka Platun gave a talk at The Lab to introduce her previous work, as well as her ideas for the project so far. The talk was an opportunity to find out more about the project and to gain an insight into the work she has undertaken in a range of locations having a [...]

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 [...]

River of lights 2016

24 October 2016|Changing perceptions, River of Lights|

More than 1200 people gathered in Castle Square on Saturday 29 October, to create ‘River of Lights 2016’, a celebration of Pembrokeshire’s County Town and its links with the rural communities that it serves. Meeting at the Lab in Haverfordwest at 6.30pm to light the lanterns, the procession, accompanied by music, set off at 7pm [...]

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 [...]

Transition Haverfordwest BBQ and Story Telling

19 September 2016|Haverfordwest Festival Week, Transition Haverfordwest, What art can be|

Phil Okwedy transported an audience of 80 people from Moylegrove to London via Chicago and Eglwyswrw with his epic tale of Wil and the Welsh Black cattle at the Transition Haverfordwest barbecue and story telling event around a campfire at the Paddocks, as part of Haverfordwest Festival Week 2016. 'Great space, great audience & a great [...]

The Big Model Open Days

8 August 2016|Changing perceptions, Haverfordwest Festival Week, News, Projects, The Big Map, The story so far|

Over a hundred people engaged with the Big Model during Festival week in Haverfordwest. In a series of informal consultations we asked curious passers-by  to mark their favourite spots in town on the model, and  to explore the model's interactive features They told us what they loved about Haverfordwest (and what they didn't) and what they would change if they could. [...]

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 [...]