On Saturday 24th October we will have a packed schedule of activities for all the family. You can learn a new skill at one of our free workshops, visit artist’s studios and exhibitions of new work, and see demonstrations of traditional crafts. See below for details
Free Drop-in Workshops
Bangles and Bugs – Felting with Moira Benoit, Mytholomroyd Community Centre Youth Club 10-1 and 1.30-4.30
Whether your interest is woolly jewellery or creepy crawlies, you will be delighted by this introduction to felting. Moira will show you how to felt natural sheep’s wool to make colourful 2-D and 3-D pieces shapes that can be constructed into anything from bracelets and hair slides, to caterpillars and beetles. Suitable for 4 years and upwards. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
Green Woodwork – Make a useful household object out of wood with Rupert Clamp from Wild Service
Mytholmroyd Green (between Scout Road and Cragg Road)
10-1 and 1.30 – 4.30
Rupert will be teaching basic greenwood-working skills such as riving/splitting wood, using shave horse and draw knife and making simple green wood joints. You will be able to use these skills to make useful items for the home such as spatulas, welly racks and coat hooks which you will be able to take away with you. Suitable for 5 years and upwards. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
Make your own Victorian Silhouette Portrait with Simon Warner
Elphin Room, St Michaels Church (above the Church Hall)
10-1 and 1.30-4.30
Simon will open a window onto a forgotten world of pre-photographic portraiture, recreating the Victorian skill of traditional hand-cut head and shoulder silhouettes. Using a 1770’s style silhouette chair and pantograph, Simon will show you how to create a beautiful miniature silhouette image of a friend or family member to take away with you. Suitable for all ages. Children should be accompanied by an adult. (Posing for a silhouette requires sitting still while the tracing is made, which may be hard for younger children) http://www.simonwarner.co.uk/myportfolio/silhouette-portrait-workshops/
Visit the world famous Walkleys Clogs
For clog-making demonstrations and shop selling clogs and all things clog-related. Walkleys Clogs. Unit 10, Mount Pleasant Mills, Midgley Road, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, HX7 5LR. Open 10-4pm. For more information www.clogs.co.uk.
Open Studios and Galleries
Brier Hey Pottery, Brier Hey Business Park, Unit 4a, Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, HX7 5PF. Open 11-5pm www.brierheypottery.co.uk,
MJC Gallery, showing the work of fine artist Melinda Joy Chantler. Studio 64, 64 Cragg Road (opposite Royd Icecream). Open 10-4pm. For more information www.melindajoychantler.com
Old Firestation Studio, Cragg Rd, Mytholmroyd HX7 5EG. Gallery showing the work of local artists and crafts people.
Mytholmroyd Residency Exhibition, Old Firestation Studio Workshop (access through shop). Four artists, Lucy Atherton, Lucy Harvey, and performance artists Pink and Grey will be showing new work inspired by their time in Mytholmroyd during the Mytholmroyd Residency. See Mytholmroyd Residency page for more information.