August Scribble and smudge workshops and festivities at @TheMillE17 for Grandad’s Island parade and having a flutter making wings at #SmithfieldStreetParty for The Museum of London. Thing to do locally and London wide with festivals, outdoor fun and craft workshops for All ages.
Creative Kids @WMGallery, Letter writing on typewriters for Grandad’s Island at #WalthamstowGardenParty and a creepy crawly bug workshop at The Mill. Things to do locally, Village festival and a R.A.P party with Inua Ellams and art at Vestry House Museum. Out and about Turning tides festival in Greenwich, @NationalTheatre River stage festival, reminder for Kids week tickets
Things to do this Easter, Scribble and Smudge workshop @morrisgallery including easter egg hunts for chocolate lovers, Theatre @centre17, festivals with participation and wonder on the South Bank and a Games event @somersethouse. Covers things to do for small, teens and adults.
Lions and Zebras of East Africa, made with Church Hill Nursery
Wings made at Smithfield street party
Wings made bank holiday Sunday at Smithfield street party. Thankyou to everyone who came to join in on the day. Sorry i didn’t have time to take lots of photos. But enjoy the few. Thank you to @MuseumofLondon for inviting us to be part of the @CultureMileLDN.
Ape and elephant masks for Grandad's Island at Church Hill nursery
Play scheme at Church Hill went Ape! We made masks for the Grandad’s Island parade to process down the high street September 1st 2019. Part of the Page to Pavement project https://www.facebook.com/ArtilleryNews/
flight writer at WGP19
Walthamstow Garden Party 2019 with Grandpa’s Island @artilleryarts. Flight writers was a mini taster idea for Page to pavement whereby participants could type letters to their loved ones and send them by Parrot for delivery. If you’d like more information, join or create a project info is here: https://www.facebook.com/ArtilleryNews/
Flags made for #flytheflag70, celebrating Human rights 70 years on.
Families Sunday at the Royal Opera House celebrate 70 years of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the #flytheflag70 festival. We celebrate the Right to nationality and identity in article 15 and creativity article 27.
https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/Each persons finger or hand prints with textiles from different cultures and nationalities were collaged into their unique flag design. Flags based on the union Jack, or, tricolours, finger and palm print identifiers as emblems.
Thankyou to everyone who took part and helped us on Sunday. Enjoy the photos of your wonderful work.
monstrous beasts made @WMGallery for under 5’s workshop learning about Fafnir the dragon and beasts in the William Morris collection.
Fairy wings made at an under 5’s workshop at The William Morris Gallery. Inspiration taken from the Enchanted garden exhibition.
Work by Illustrator Cicely Mary Barker’s garden fairies was our inspiration for this month’s Creative Kids workshop. Magical illustrations for a publication called fairy flowers created in 1920’s were on display. delicate watercolours of children like fairies with botanically accurate petals for dresses, collars or hats with wings of insects.
Here are photos of of the wings our CK kids made. They all chose fairy jobs to do once their characters were affirmed. Wonderful pretend play.
Thankyou to Lucy who has been running the Wassail in Walthamstow for 9 years now!. Thankyou to all the volunteers who came to help with bringing New Year Cheer to Walthamstow. Thank you to Forth and Rind for handing out coins for the Wassail purses.
See videos for the handing of coins and Froth and Rind retort for the Wassail. It was Wonderwallful!
Wassail Purse making At The Family Walthamstow Wassail 2019
Printing with apples and creating our own stamps to decorate our Wassail purses for the Wassail song at Froth and Rind Later.
Family Walthamstow Wassail retort at Froth and Rind 2019
Wonderful Wassail retort at Froth and Rind who take part each year for New Year Wassailing.
Family Walthamstow Wassail at Froth and Rind 2019
Handing of coins to the wassail purses
Paper cutting at Creative kids
The William Morris Gallery has a temporary exhibition about the artist Rob Ryan. Creative kids is a workshop for under 5’s whereby we explore a topic or craft. This month we tried making a seasonal paper cutting with a little nod to Rob Ryan’s beautiful style. We created Christmas baubles with a winter scene that would hang in our windows at home.
Peter Rabbit garden pots
wallpaper designs for The Big Draw 2018
A giant wallpaper was made with the under 5’s who come to Creative Kids in The William Morris Gallery Last month. All hands on deck swimming in the paint. Each got a piece of their hard work, framed up to take home. They were introduced to two shapes, circle and square, they could choose to put it in their final piece. I played with the images they made, experimenting with pattern on the Layout app to create new wallpaper designs.
Thankyou to all the volunteers who helped with last month’s and every months Creative Kids. They are absolute stars!
Monster clay makes at Playscheme Summer 2018
I love children’s imaginations, eledeers, aliens, jellystripefish, rhinos, Hippohairy, mousephants. All to enjoy!
Crane Wishes project for ADVENT 'US'
Join in A Crane origami Extravaganza. To make a wish for 2017.
Some children from Greenleaf primary school, children and adults at Church Hill Nursery and You can aim to make as many cranes as possible in the spirit of Senbazuru. Come to the workshop at St.Mary's or donate your cranes in the spirit of making a wish for Walthamstow.
One Thousand Cranes
a group of 1000 origami cranes that are folded to wish someone good luck, long life, recovery from illness. A universal symbol of peace.
History and cultural significance
Japanese beliefs promise anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes a wish by the Gods. This may be eternal good luck, long and healthy life, recovery from illness or injury.
The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures and is said to live for a thousand years.
A thousand paper cranes are traditionally given as a wedding gift by the father, who is wishing a thousand years of happiness and prosperity upon the couple. They can also be given to a new baby for long life and good luck. Hanging them in one's home is thought to be a powerfully lucky and benevolent charm.
Several temples in Japan have eternal flames for world peace. At these temples, school groups or individuals often donate senbazuru to add to the prayer for peace. The cranes are left exposed to the elements, slowly dissolving and becoming tattered as the wish is released.
Popularisation of the Senbazuru
Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl who at 24 months old, was exposed to the fallout from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during WWII. Sasaki developed leukaemia soon after. At age 12 after spending a significant amount of time in a hospital, she began making origami cranes with the goal of making one thousand, inspired by the senbazuru legend. There are differing versions of her story – one version is that although she did complete the 1,000 cranes she continued folding past that when her wish did not come true. Another version of the story state that Sadako never completed the 1000 and that friends and family folded more. There is a statue of Sadako holding a crane in Hiroshima Peace Park, and every year on Obon Day (festival for ancestors/deceased), people leave cranes at the statue in memory of the departed spirits of their ancestors.
Local artists, school groups and community organizations representing people of a variety of faiths and backgrounds (including those who have no faith associations), will create images (photographs, paintings, drawings and more) which will reflect on this universal longing for peace and justice and a better future, and will be projected onto the church - one per day until Christmas Day.
While a wide variety of images will be featured in order to reflect the ‘US’ in ‘ADVENTUS’, there will be the recurring theme of people who have had to leave home due to war or violence: a stark example of human hopes for a better future.
Each day’s projection will also feature a person, object, event, recording, piece of music, or simple reflection inside the church (similar to opening the door on an Advent Calendar) at an appointed time each evening, as the door to the church will be opened for 1-2 hours, inviting people in to the building to engage more deeply with the exterior ‘calendar’ image for that day.
This project mirrors the overall aims of the St Mary’s Arts Collective (stmarysartscollective.org), which is to open up St Mary’s Church for arts-related uses, to celebrate E17’s diversity, to foster community creativity and form new friendships, to create curiosity and wonder, and to challenge stereotypes.
Crane Wishes - A video for Advent'us' : by Scribble and Smudge