Thank you everyone who came to the new ArtSpace in the Hub yesterday, our monthly drawing workshop – and thank you to Shirley Cartey for providing such a beautiful and varied collection of pots and vases to draw. The group dabbled with pencil, charcoal and even collage, working from different angles and producing both quick, spontaneous sketches and longer, more considered drawings.
The next ArtSpace is on Sunday 3rd February, 2-5pm, when we will be drawing organic shapes – plants and driftwood. Everyone is welcome – even those who say they can’t draw! Bring your own materials if you wish but there will be plenty of paper, pencils, charcoal etc to try out. Tickets are £10, including refreshments.
The perfect space to showcase art and crafts! TheCurve@HungerfordHub opened this weekend for its first exhibition, selling works by local artists.
Next weekend, TheCurve will be hosting a pop-up shop. If you are looking for something a little different this Christmas, TheCurve could provide the solution with affordable and unique gifts handmade by local crafters, artists and artisans. Everything sold in TheCurve is original so not only will you be supporting a local crafter, you will also be supporting the Hub, the roof over our library.
Opening times: Friday 7th, 10am-7pm and Saturday 8th December, 10am-5.30pm.
10% commission on all sales (20% on cards) going to Hungerford Library & Community Trust, a registered charity.
Mixed Media & Collage Workshop with Shirley Cartey and Andi Mulholland
Saturday 6th October 2018, 2-5pm
This promises to be a fun afternoon! Working with Shirley and Andi to create collage paintings using scissors, paper and glue.
How does collage work?
Any way you want! You can create an image with paper just as you can with paint – you can add colour and texture using paper, magazines or photographs. You can add paint, charcoal, oil pastels – whatever you fancy – to bring out the textures or further develop your image. Of course it doesn’t have to be just paper – it could be scraps of fabric or dried leaves – anything as long as it can be stuck to paper.
The purpose of this workshop is to experiment and play with media you might not normally use and be open to possibilities. The results might inspire a painting, or simply encourage further experimentation.
Ticket price includes a selection of materials but bring any special finds you may have, photographs that inspire you, plus your favourite scissors. We’ll provide the tea, coffee and cake!
To book a place contact firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to a member of the library team.
Shirley and Andi are both artists who have exhibited with Open Studios and regularly show their work in local exhibitions. You can see their work at shirleycarteyart.com and andimulholland.com.
Join us on 8th September when we officially launch Hungerford Hub. Instead of a ribbon, we will be cutting a cake to have with our tea! There will be live music and prizes to be won, plus we will be launching our Sponsor a Brick campaign, giving everyone an opportunity to be involved in the cause – keeping a roof over our library.
Hope to see you there.
PS: It starts at three and is free entry!
The Hungerford Hub team is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
The newly formed Hungerford Hub is one of the groups on the shortlist. As many of you will know, the library building is now a community asset – Hungerford Hub – that not only houses our valuable library but will also offer activities involving everyone in the community and in turn raise funds to support the building. Because it is a new venture, there is a lot of equipment that the team needs to buy, from crockery and cutlery to chairs and tables. There will be an official launch party on Saturday 8th September when everyone will be invited into the Hub to meet the team and see what’s planned for the future.
Voting is open in all Tesco stores in September/October and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £56 million to more than 16,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”
Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.