The story so far

/The story so far

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 [...]

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 [...]

The LAB in press and social media

19 May 2016|Baseline study, Changing perceptions, Feedback on the programme, News, Support for art and regeneration, The story so far|

Since launching in May 2015 we’ve had over 1500 visits to The lab and attendances at our events. But what have the people of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire and the UK had to say in the press and social media? The local and national media set a challenging baseline in both print and radio: Sarah Moore's piece [...]

Artist’s talk: Emma Geliot

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

The second in our Artists Talks series on April 27 saw a lively discussion with arts consultant, and editor of CCQ magazine, Emma Geliot. Speaking to an audience of artists and creative practitioners Emma discussed the past meanings of artists studios, and their future potential as sites of engagement with the wider local community, as well as production. Had a [...]

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 [...]

Timeline

25 April 2016|The story so far|

2013 October Arts Council of Wales launch Ideas: People: Places. Confluence partnership is formed with a view to making an application for a Stage 1 research and development project to explore the potential of running an arts and regeneration project in Haverfordwest. 2014 March - July Stage 1 application approved. The consortium runs a Stage 1 research [...]