Highlighting Eden art workshops filling up

Highlights Rural Touring and Eden District Council light up the district with arts and culture this Spring Equinox.

Highlights Rural Touring and Eden District Council are working together to invite communities across the district to engage in Covid-secure arts activities and events, on and offline. Highlighting Eden hopes to find some light within the current darkness, with activities centred around the themes of light, rebirth and growth to fit in with the coming of Spring.

Highlights Eden, back light white paper flower on blue background. Funded by Eden District Council - Highlights rural touring scheme

Working with a number of regional artists and makers, the programme leads up to a Light Up festival around the March Spring Equinox on Saturday 20 March - inviting individuals, businesses and schools to light up 1000 windows, doorsteps or gardens with home-made lanterns.

The project is under-way and workshops are filling up. There are a range of online workshops for all ages and abilities.  Children’s workshops include Making a puppet from Recycled Materials with Upfront Puppet Theatre and Create a Spring Comic Character with Sula Hancock. For budding Thespians, there is the opportunity to join Peter Macqueen in Writing and performing a Character Monologue and for those who love to sing, Jilly Jarman of BlueJam Arts is running the Highlighting Eden virtual choir with an Anthem for Spring which includes uplifting words written by the people of Eden. Karen Babayan will demonstrate how to make your own Art Window for Eden’s Window Wanderland.

There are children’s activities to download like making a seed bomb, a bird bath or beetle stack or you could make a Jam Jar, Cane or paper lantern for the Light Up Festival on Saturday 20 March. Templates can be downloaded from the Highlighting Eden web page on Highlights website.

To book a place on any workshop, visit the Highlighting Eden Website or Facebook pages.

Web: https://highlightsnorth.co.uk/projects/highlighting-eden/

Facebook: https://facebook.com/HighlightingEden

If you work with a school or community group and are interested in promoting the activities to your students or members please contact maureen@highlightsnorth.co.uk for more information.

For more information or interview requests please contact Matt or Kate at info@highlightsnorth.co.uk / telephone 017683 53954.