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Hands-on-Arts 2014

Hands-on-Arts

Be creative this summer!

The MORE ARTS Hands-on-Arts pavilion will be at all the local events this summer:

Wokingham May Fayre
Monday 5th May

Twyford Donkey Derby
Sunday 1st June

Winnersh Fête
Saturday 21st June

Crowthorne Carnival
Saturday 5th July

Spencers Wood Carnival
Saturday 20th September 12-5pm

Try creative arts activities under the guidance of local expert artists.

FREE entry.


Sunny Saturdays 2014

Sunny Saturdays

Every Saturday from May to September

Wokingham Town Council is running another season of Sunny Saturdays in 2014.

FREE entertainment in Wokingham Market Square from May to September.


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What's On in Wokingham & beyond

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Find theatre, music, creative arts, art history, photography, film or other arts events in and around Wokingham, Reading, Bracknell, Henley, Twyford.

Whether you want to sing or act or paint or dance or go to a performance or visit a community gallery to browse and shop, explore this site and enjoy More Arts.
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New Exhibition at More Arts Gallery: 'Here Now'

Unit 4, Town Hall, Wokingham
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What's New in What's On?

On the What's On pages, recently added events are marked with this symbol: What's new icon
We've added these events to the site in the past 7 days:

 

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Wokingham Remembers

Town and Parish Councils across Wokingham Borough are working with Churches Together in Wokingham and other partners to commemorate the centenary of the Great War.

On the evening of August 4th at 9pm St Paul's Church Wokingham is hosting a Vigil service in line with the national event at Westminster Abbey.

Other opportunities to mark this anniversary on 4th August will be held at the following memorials:

  • St Nicholas, Hurst 7pm
  • St Mary's Twyford 7pm
  • St James Ruscombe 8pm

For more information download the summary of events or go to the Wokingham Town Council pages at www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/heritage for a complete guide to local events.

More Arts promotes arts throughout Wokingham Borough

Could You Be One of Our Trustees?

The Cultural Partnership: More Arts needs more Trustees. Could you be a Trustee?

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More Arts, Unit 4, Wokingham Town Hall, Wokingham RG40 1XJ More Arts promotes arts throughout Wokingham Borough

More Arts Galleries

At our art galleries we run art exhibitions and arts events.

To follow what's happening in our galleries, keep an eye on the Creative arts page.

Our newest gallery is now open at Unit 4, Wokingham Town Hall (next to Piazza).

    

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Queen's Diamond Jubilee Frieze Unveiled

You may have wondered whatever happened to Queen's Diamond Jubilee Frieze, painted by 11 main artists of the Wokingham Art Society, 34 metres in length, depicting highlights of Her Majesty's reign.

During the display week, visitors were invited to add their own little likenesses to the lower border, thus creating a crowd of more than 500, watching the events pass by.

Well, we're pleased to say that it has been granted a permanent place in Wokingham town, outside the new Railway Station, transferred to glazed tiles for easier display, in a double-sided oak framed installation, 7 feet tall.

It was unveiled on 26 March 2014 by HRH the Duchess of Gloucester.

The Frieze is now visible to all, upon exit and approach to the station and, if you painted your own little likeness at the time, I'm sure you'll be proud to be included in this historic display.

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You can read the complete story here.

 

Find out more about the Wokingham Virtual Museum
Wokingham Virtual Museum

Where: Online

The Wokingham Virtual Museum web site will become the virtual home of Wokingham Town Hall's treasures.

It is a work in progress with new items being added all the time. In the future we hope to extend the virtual museum to include the wider history of Wokingham Town.

In due course it will be possible for some of the items on display here to be viewed at the Town Hall.

If you have any queries about this web site please contact us by email.

To visit the Wokingham Virtual Museum online go to www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/museum.

Find out more about the Peacock Gallery
Calling all Artists & Craftspeople

The Peacock Gallery are currently looking for artists to exhibit from September 2014.

We have put together an exhibition information pack for artists and crafts people who are interested in promoting and exhibiting their work.

Our aim is to look for new up and coming and established artists and crafts people to inspire and breathe some new life into the gallery space and help further promote artists in our local and wider community.

Community Arts at Maiden Erlegh School which runs The Peacock Gallery, is a non-profit organization and take no hiring fees for exhibiting. However, we do ask for 20% of sales to go towards our running costs. The artist is also asked to provide a short talk, presentation or demonstration of their work to a small group of students and offer the opportunity for the artist to run paid workshops for the public.

For further information please contact us by email or follow this link maidenerleghschool.co.uk/community/community-arts/the-peacock-gallery.

More details about Woodley Library
Calling Musicians, Dancers, Artists, Magicians, Theatre Groups

Woodley Library has started a new programme called Saturday Sessions where one Saturday afternoon a month we host a cultural event.

So far Este Macleod held one of her Big Red Nose Interactive Art Sessions with us and Chris Esling did a live painting session.

Now we're looking forward to Caroline Crawford doing a drawing workshop and some choirs performing.

We're looking for musicians, dancers, artists, magicians, theatre groups. Anyone who would like an opportunity to promote themselves, or just enjoy performing!

If you'd like to take part, contact Laura Doggett on (0118) 969 0304 or by email.

Events at Wokingham libraries
Events at our Libraries

Every library in the Borough has organised activities for all the family. Don't miss the fun.

There's something for every age group.
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Keep up to date - sign up for the more arts e-Bulletin
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You can now subscribe for the FREE More Arts e-bulletin, published by The Cultural Partnership every few weeks.

Just go to the Contact Us page and enter your details.

We will never disclose your email address to anyone else.

More details about the WEB Camera Club
Wokingham & East Berkshire Camera Club

As an inspiration to all amateur photographers, WEBCC now publishes a 'Winner of the WEBCC Monthly Competition'.

Take a look at this month's winning photo.

Reading Bach Choir Makes Video

The Reading Bach Choir have made a short film about themselves and their aspirations for the 2013-14 season.

We're really quite excited about it and the coming season is going to be particularly exciting because we have commissioned a new piece from Gabriel Jackson which we will be performing next summer at St. James, near the Forbury and Abbey ruins in Reading.

Find out more about The Earley Charity
New Opportunities

The Earley Charity helps local groups within the Earley & Reading area to secure grants for arts, cultural and heritage activities.

Get more information at www.earleycharity.org.uk.

Click to see larger copy of the artwork by Este MacLeod
Interactive Artwork Auctioned

Wokingham Borough Council commissioned The Cultural Partnership: More Arts to arrange a seasonal exhibition in The Mall Gallery, Shute End. Este MacLeod was the artist chosen to make an Interactive Painting for Wokingham.

The Mayor, Councillor Bob Wyatt, made the first mark and two hundred staff from Wokingham Borough Council, Wokingham Town Council, elected members and members of the public painted their doodle for posterity over the next ten days. The Right Honourable, John Redwood, MP made the final marks.

Este then spent a week creating a cohesive piece which is absolutely stunning whilst retaining all the individual contributions.

The finished, framed work has been auctioned for charity; proceeds being divided between Link (The Link Visiting Scheme), which is the Mayor's chosen charity this year, and Starfish Greathearts Foundation (the Artist's chosen charity).

The Cultural Partnership wish to thank Este MacLeod & WBC for the opportunity and the contributors for their magnificent 'Marks'.

Local Arts Loan.

Transform business spaces with artwork from local secondary schools

Sample art from the collection

Rent framed, original works of art created by young people, presented to gallery standards. Serving business locations across Berkshire.

Choose from an online collection of paintings, printmaking, photography, textiles, mixed media, and from a wide range of styles and sizes.

Artwork is delivered ready for installation and available to hire for 6 to 18 months.

Link Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as you enhance office spaces, meeting rooms, and reception areas and add community benefit to:

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  • Employee environment and image
  • Local schools and young people
  • More Arts

For more information send us an email or send us a message using our Contact Us page.


  Special thanks to Johnson and Johnson Medical Ltd, Punter Southall, Oracle,
  Wokingham Borough Council and Wokingham Town Council for their support of the
  Local Arts Loan project.

Hands-on-Arts pavilion at Spencer's Wood Carnival
The More Arts 'Hands-on-Arts' pavilion at Spencer's Wood Carnival, September, 2012.
Spencer's Wood Carnival, Sept 2012
At the Spencer's Wood Carnival, September 2012 people tried re-cycled t-shirt tag-making in the Hands-on-Arts marquee.
at Shinfield Jubilee Bash 2012
Making copper keyrings and pendants at the More Arts 'Hands-on-Arts' pavilion at the Shinfield Jubilee Bash, 4th June 2012.

At events throughout the summer The Cultural Partnership provided its Hands-On-Arts pavilion, for families to try arts and crafts activities. What one artist said:

Quote I have been aware of Wokingham's Hands-On-Art Pavilions for a number of years and have visited it with my family a few times at local events. We have enjoyed trying out new activities that we would not otherwise get opportunity to do. I feel privileged to have run a glass painting activity at two of these events this year and have found it very interesting to meet like minded people. It is a great opportunity for local residents of all ages and abilities to be able to try all sorts of different art and craft skills in a relaxed and friendly environment, and at no great expense. I hope that this project will continue for many years and I look forward to being a part of the team next year with my glass painting activity, which has certainly proved to be very popular.Quote

Watch online video from Maiden Place Art Project
View Maiden Place art project video
Maiden Place Art Project

In the Spring 2011 the Cultural Partnership: More Arts arranged an art workshop for young people, in an empty shop in Maiden Place, Lower Earley. We are grateful to Real Time 21 South Street Reading RG1 4QU for providing access to the video clip.

To view the Quicktime video in a small pop-up window click here.

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