Wednesday, 1 April 2015

UPLIFT is heading down to the woods....come join us! A Wombwell Wood Takeover, 25th and 26th of April

Come and play with our team of UPLIFT artists. Rediscover this historic woodland, encounter its' beasts and beauties; both real and imagined and create art and music inspired by these wonderful woods.

On Saturday the takeover begins at 11am. We invite all to help us to build our homestead for the weekend; gathering wood for our campfire and helping to create our forest theatre in the trees.  Campfire crafts include, making charcoal for drawing and casting metal trinkets from small woodland finds.  
Throughout the day we’ll prepare our shadow theatre, building woodland instruments and telling stories inspired as the woodland is starting to spring to life following a long winter sleep.  Create your own mini shadow theatre using reclaimed boxes, shadow puppets and lighting effects.
Into the woods we go with artist James Brunt to find the perfect place for land art, while Roseanna encourages you to ‘read the woodland’, unearthing its ancient past and the secret lives of it's Beasts and Beauties.
UPLIFTERS are invited for a special soiree before the Forest Theatre Workshop from 4-6.30pm where we will prepare the scene for the evening and enjoy some fire-side snacks! 

From 6.30pm we will settle in and take warmth by the fire for a special shadow puppet theatre show, campfire songs and magical storytelling moments. This is where we will remain until the day closes at around 9pm.
Sunday is planned to be very much a family affair with our special visitor "The Bear", and fabulous interactive live Latin band, hopefully bringing the sunshine! Join us from 12 noon and bring your own picnic, the first hopefully of many this year. Be part of The National Bluebell Survey; find them and then paint them in our woodland art studio.  With more land art, informative walks, stalls and a workshop making butterfly feeders there’s many ways to connect with and learn about this stunning woodland that's right on your doorstep.
For more details about the day, directions and what you may need to pack in your rucksack, check  out the full page on the header above
You can also call the Creative Recovery office on (01226) 320147 for more details about this event and the UPLIFT programme.
We will also be sharing ideas via the blog, Facebook and Twitter leading up to the event. 

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