News from the Nuneaton Escape Team

Nuneaton Escape

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Thurs 10-1pm, Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre. 2018 workshops start back week beginning 15th Jan.

Masses of enormous flowers, hangings and metres of hand printed bunting have been created with Zara Day. These, alongside the bunting and origami decorations made by local schools and Art Alert community workshops will form a splendid display for the ‘Celebration Tablecloth’ event later this year. The group were then challenged with some paper cutting skills, led by our volunteer Brian resulting in some fabulous work. Alisha Miller then taught ‘dotty art’, and after weeks of practise, a wonderful collection of mini canvases were ready to display for the Nuneaton Art Trail in September. We were delighted to welcome new artist, Sara Bishop, who has enabled us to create exquisite and colourful silk batik work, which with our ‘Embellished Shoe Lasts’ project, led by Escape Link Coordinator Mel and  volunteer Jan, will also feature in the September Arts Trail. We have begun the second phase of ‘Who I Am’, a dementia workbook project and have been invited to deliver a case study and presentation to the North Warwickshire GP commissioning seminar.

Men In Sheds

Tuesday & Thurs 10am-12pm, George Eliot Hospital, contact Corinne Davies at: info@escapearts.org.uk

The men have been very busy with commissions, including bespoke display stands for the Nuneaton Train Station Old Café Gallery (a new community venture led by Art Alert and London Midlands) and 2 huge framed art boards for waiting rooms-a project with local schools. George Elliot Hospital have offered the men a secure site for their new home and they have been on TV, radio and local press to promote the group and raise funds for a new shed. They are currently making lots of items to sell during the Nuneaton Arts Trail in September.

 

Nuneaton In-Stitches 

2nd Mon of the month 10-1pm. Nuneaton Train Station.  Contact Corinne Davies at: info@escapearts.org.uk for further information.

Textile artist Zara Day has leading on a ‘memories’ project for permanent display at George Elliot Hospital, this has been an amazing trip down memory lane resulting in 5 huge panels depicting the heritage and memories of hospitals in Nuneaton from workhouse days to the present. The ladies now are working on the Celebration Tablecloth project, learning traditional hand stitch techniques to embellish a contemporary designed tablecloth. Five of the group won awards in the Nuneaton Festival of Arts for their stitch and collage work- well done ladies!

Volunteer Award

We are so proud that our Nuneaton volunteers were presented with 'Creative and The Arts Group Award Winners’ at the Nuneaton & Bedworth Volunteer Awards.