Changing perceptions

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Stepping Up

23 June 2017|Changing perceptions, Mari Beynon Owen, News, Rebecca Spooner, Support for art and regeneration|

On Thursday 15 June, an invited audience of artists and representatives of local arts organisations came together to : review the Feasibility Study being undertaken by Arts Management Consultant, Mari Beynon Owen draw inspiration from Peak/Copa – an innovative contemporary arts programme in rural Wales build support for a future arts development programme in Haverfordwest [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]