Support for art and regeneration

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]