Arts workshops for all ages during February and March

Highlights Rural Touring and Eden District Council are inviting communities across the district to engage in Covid-secure arts activities and events, on and offline, through their joint initiative: Highlighting Eden.

Working with a number of regional artists to deliver free online arts workshops for all ages, the programme leads up to a Light Up festival on Saturday 20th March – inviting individuals, businesses and schools to light up 1000 windows, doorsteps or gardens with homemade lanterns.

Highlighting Eden has unveiled its workshop programme for the coming months.


24 February 2021 - Write a Character Monologue with Peter Macqueen at 7pm-9pm.
25 February 2021 - Create an Art Window with Karen Babayan at 4pm-5pm.
26 February 2021 - Write a Character Monologue with Peter Macqueen at 11am-1pm.
27 February 2021 - Create a Spring Comic Character with Sula Hancock (6-11 years) at 10am-11am and 11.30am-12.30pm.


Mondays 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March 2021- Highlighting Eden Virtual Choir with Jilly Jarman, BlueJam Arts at 7pm-7.30pm.
06 March 2021 - Make a rod puppet and bring it to life, Upfront Puppet Theatre at 10.30am-11.15am / 12pm-1pm.
10 March 2021 - Creative Writing with Katie Hale, Recording/performance 3.30pm-4.30pm.
11 March 2021 - Write a Character Monologue with Peter Macqueen - performance and recording workshop at 7pm-9pm.

To book a place on any workshop, visit the Highlighting Eden Website or Facebook page at or

Also coming soon is the Milk Bottle Lantern making workshop with The Studio Morland, which will be available from Saturday 27 February at You can also download a lantern making template – such as a jam jar, willow/cane, or dandelion paper lantern – on the Highlighting Eden web page. More zoom lantern making workshops will be announced shortly.