The headline in the Guardian article says it all!
Resilient people: Can local community cooperation be scaled up to create a participatory city? Neighbourhood-led pilot project the Open Works thinks so.
L’Arche London UK, The Stitch, West Norwood Bzz Garage, and Rock Paper Scissors were all mentioned
Agnès Baumont of Rock Paper Scissors, with Lidia Silaghi, a support assistant with L’Arche. Photograph: Athlyn Cathcart-Keays
Wayne Trevor from Bzz Garage. Photograph: Athlyn Cathcart-Keays
Tara Kelly from craft collective The Stitch. Photograph: Rob Monk
Read the article here: The Guardian
RPS & L’Arche London UK had their Christmas Fayre recently and here’s a few photos that I took – including RPS members (Bunting & Pops) husband’s band – Uffington 357 – I took a short video which I will post up soon.
Late Night Opening & L’Arche Candle making workshop:
Click the poster below to visit the facebook events page.
L’Arche Christmas Decorations – pin cone ready to be made in to Christmas Wreaths – will be available for sale at the Xmas Fayre.
Spoil yourself and your loved ones this winter with unique hand crafted gifts from our first
With a vast array of exciting traditional hand made prints, paintings, fun Illustrations, cards, textiles, toys, and jewellery, our local artists and makers’ stalls will be sure to have something for everyone, so come along and shop until you drop with the added knowledge that you are supporting West Norwood’s creative community.
Our staff will be on hand to supply warming Christmas treats and music to get you into the festive spirit!
Guest Makers, Face painting, Christmas Decorations workshop, Live Music, festive cake pops too.
L’Arche & RPS shop window is looking festive
Baubles made by L’Arche members
How cute is this toy train! (courtesy of Agnes)
Collect the festive coupons to win a prize
click the image above to visit the Facebook event page to collect all 12 coupons – they are shared on twitter too – you can also collect from the main RPS facebook page
ps: a huge thank you to Agnès Baumont/The Right Stuff for designing all the posters (for L’Arche events as well as for the RPS group) and to Kudret & Aytekin from Odek for printing all the leaflets & posters.
L’Arche Christmas Concert
The L’Arche London Arkclub Theatre group would like to invite you to their Christmas Concert at All Saints Church, West Dulwich.
Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7.30pm!
Lots on this weekend!
L’Arche and RPS have the Art Trail and the Christmas Fayre
see below for some sneak peaks of the Art Work that will be on show & available to buy!
(some of my work is available to buy in the shop – L’Arche, West Norwood – next to St Luke’s Church)
(note: this is a copy of the RockPaperScissorsLondon.co.uk website post – as I managed their website)
SE Art Trail – Saturday 21st November
click image to visit the Facebook Event page
L’Arche staff and members taking part in the Art Trail…
Flo Anson – co-ordinator of L’Arche concerts and plays
Has worked at L’Arche London for 16 yrs.
Doing dance drama costume making theatre and music sessions.
Always loved Art and crafts.
Lately started painting again as she had to stop ballet which is her other passion in life.
Kevin lives and works at L’Arche London. He is a non verbal adult with learning disabilities. He loves nature and particularly birds. He uses visual arts as a medium for communication.
Derek Williams live and works at L’Arche London. He is a non verbal adult with learning disabilities who expresses himself through visual art in an abstract way.
recently had an exhibition at L’Arche – see the RPS blog post:
Oussama Touma – L’Arche Staff
sorry – not sent examples so you will have to attend to see her wonderful work 🙂
Rock Paper Scissor members taking part…
Anthony Hodges – Artist
Originally from the northern port of Whitby, Anthony Hodgson has lived in West Norwood, south London since 2002. As an artist, he works mostly in inks and pastels, producing Gothic, Religious and Figurative art. He is inspired by the conflicts within our existence: light, dark; life, death; imprisonment, freedom and the relationships between them. Anthony is also a musician and poet.
Agnès Baumont/The Right Stuff Vintage
Limited edition digital prints
Mid-century graphic designer, art lovers and curious collectors who have lived and journeyed across four continents discovering visually fascinating objets d’art, craft, ephemera and tastes.
Our raison d’être is to ‘revive, share, inspire’ giving beautiful often ignored artifacts a new beginning.
This selection of limited edition prints is part of an on-going series of images influenced by obscure ‘street art’ from our travels, which have been digitally re-worked to capture the vibrance, texture and energy of those places.
Photography + Art + Freelance + Design
Photographic prints and greeting cards, local, London and England, architecture/icons, cityscapes, parks/common land, landscapes, sea/river waterscapes.
I love working with light to produce images that stick in the mind.
Freelance Photographer www.billhullphotography.com
Greeting Cards www.justlocalcards.co.uk
Prints, cards, cushions, iPhone cases, tote bags, etc.www.pixels.com/art/all/bill+hull/all
Paintings – Mosaics – Workshops
Janet takes her inspiration from the natural world. Her abstract paintings are a reflection of this. Each one unique, they pulse to a rhythmic, intuitive and felt sense. She aims to cultivate this energy and spirit in her workshops and groups, where process and fun are more important than the finished object.
Original brightly coloured, hand painted images in gouache on paper in wooden frame. Mosaic tiles decorated with buttons, beads and various colourful, interesting bits and pieces.
Other works include A4 framed prints of charcoal, ink, pastel drawings and photos. As well as producing her own work Janet is an artist/therapist supporting individuals and groups to find their creativity using a variety of media and techniques.
Beth Manderand Clare Haward were invited to Croydon Radio to talk about the SE Art Trail on Janet Smiths Arts Programme yesterday!
You can find printed maps in local libraries, coffee shops and other local venues. (click image to visit the main Facebook page)
Diverse & Makerhood
Launch Sunday 1st November at 12 til 5pm and there is a discount on Makerhoodies work for the day AND drinks and nibbles too!
(click the image above to visit Diverse Gifts website which is being launched the same day and you can actually buy online too!)
Diverse Gifts Facebook Page
I have framed prints (and a few unframed!) available and here’s a sneak peak…
my Makerhood profile page: http://makerhood.com/runnycustard-photographic-art
Caroline Hands – Mixed Media Paintings and Textiles
Caroline has reproductive prints (framed) of her paintings available and her hand stitched cushions available.
Caroline’s profile page on Makerhood: http://makerhood.com/mixed-media-painter
Other Makerhoodies that are taking part:
I will be there and might be taking photos – it depends on my neighbours ending their party before 6am… !
Fab Candles at L’Arche Craft Workshop
The Candle making workshop at L’Arche in West Norwood was a great success – lots of people came and another workshop is being planned!
Some people asked if it was every weekend!
Here are some photos of the day – lots of lovely candles and a few ice candles were made too (the round ones with ‘holes’ in them which are beautiful) – the workshop was suppose to last a couple of hours but it went on all day – some people had to go back in order to finish the candles.
Another workshop will happen possibly the last week of November but we will post up information soon. (see below for L’Arche social media links and for Rock Paper Scissors & The Stitch who will be posting when it will be)
L’Arche London UK Twitter
L’Arche London UK Facebook page
Rock Paper Scissors London Facebook page
RockPaperScissor’s London Twitter
The Stitch (craft workshop who use the L’Arche craftwork shops on Saturdays)
The Stitch Facebook Page
Szilvia makes a candle…
… and makes her mother proud 😀
Szilvia of ‘Fitness with Szilvia‘ and ‘Szilvia’s Pets‘ making her candle – a lot of people put colours in the wrong way around – the candle is made upside down – Szilvia’s colour scheme is based on a flame which is appropriate! – click the links to visit her facebook pages. (She has yet to decide on the name of her fitness business so the page is currently ‘Szilvia’s Fitness’ – I personally like the first version 😉