Creative Peterborough’s first public project is ARTISTS AT WORK!
For the Peterborough Festival (Sat 25 June – Sun 10 July) we have asked some local artists to leave their studios and work in public spaces: WATERSTONES, COLEMANS, CAFFE NERO, CATHEDRAL SQUARE, WILKINSONS & PETERBOROUGH RAILWAY STATION. You are invited to come and talk to the artists about what they do – free badges for all visitors!
Activities range from Mark Grist writing, at Waterstones, a new ending for his show, Shetland Boy, with help from members of the public, to photographers exploring Peterborough Railway Station, to some of the city’s best painters working in Colemans and Cathedral Square. There are also craft-makers and poets at Wilkinsons’ and Nero’s.
The full schedule of the artists at work is listed below, and updates will be added on Creative Peterborough’s Tmblr site and Facebook page and via by Twitter postings (KateJumping) – and look out for our Artists At Work! warning signs.
PETERBOROUGH RAILWAY STATION: Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd July Photographers Stuart Handley, Sailesh Panchel and Lisa Miles will be photographing this major transport hub – and their different interpretations will be posted on Creative Peterborough’s Tumblr site.
WATERSTONES BOOKSHOP, Bridge Street:
Thurs 23rd June, 5.30-8pm – 5 local authors talk about their work (Keith Pearson, Tonia Parronchi, Drew Kinayle. John Nicholson, Sue Lowe-Lowri)
Sat 25th – Tues 28th June, 10am-4pm – Mark Grist (performance poet) Come and help him find an ending for his new show, Shetland Boy.
Fridays 1st & 8th July, 10am-1pm: Nicholas Gibbs (script editor) will be using his experience of working for the BBC to advise any aspiring screenwriters, and to talk to customers about how TV scripts are made.
Sat 9th July, 2pm-4pm: Valentine St Aubyn (author of Zoe Evans’ Possible Worlds the Crystal) will be giving a reading and running a youth creative writing session.
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: Painters, David Lewis and Sue Shields will be working in and near Cathedral Square on Saturday 2nd July and Thursday 7th July. Look out for the Artists At Work signs and jackets as they will be moving about!
CAFEE NERO, Long Causeway: Keely Mills, former Peterborough Poet Laureate and Nero’s poet-in-residence, will be there on Tuesday 28th June, (10am-2pm), Friday 1st (10am-2pm) and Tuesday 5th of July (10-2pm) – hoping to inspire you with a poem, or to hear yours. Anita Bruce (textiles artist) and Anne Bellamy (mixed media) will be in residence Monday 27th June – Friday 1st July (11am-3pm)
COLEMANS STATIONARY & ART SUPPLIES, Cowgate: Painters Karen Green, Prue Pye or Julie Reid will be painting in the shop at these times and are happy to discuss their work and careers with you.
Tues 28th June, 10am-4pm
Thurs 30th June, 1.30pm-4.30pm
Fri 1st July 10am-1pm
Sat 2nd July 10am-1pm
Tues 5th July 10am-1pm
Weds 6th July 10am-4pm
Fri 8th July 10am-1pm
WILKINSONS, Hereward Shopping Centre: Nadine Gereson (Jewellery maker), and Shelly Goffecalderia (Jewellery maker) will be setting up their work stations at the market end of the shop – come and see them in action on:
Mon 27th June, 11.30am-1pm
Tues 28th June, 1pm-3pm
Thurs 30th June, 10am-12 noon
Friday 1st July, 11.30am-1pm
ARTISTS AT WORK! is sponsored by Viking Signs Ltd, Vivacity and Arts Council England.
Our next networking event will be held at the City College on 12th May from 6-8pm. We have a couple of short presentations on the subject of ’ Getting out there – marketing yourself’ and an update on our first project, Artist’s at Work, presented at the last meeting by Kate Hall.
Our first networking event will be held at the City College on 24th March from 6-8pm. Please come along and share your ideas about how Creative Peterborough should develop and what it could do for you. We also plan to have guest speakers at the meetings, to share useful tips in relation to your arts practise. For this first session, we hope to be joined by the head of a local design company, to talk to us about useful tips for design and promotion of your work. You will also be able to publicise events that you have planned or maybe share ideas about those you would like to instigate? Perhaps find collaborators and supporters? The opportunity is yours!
City College have kindly provided us a room so that these networking events can run monthly, but we are also hoping you will think creatively about running your own Creative Peterborough session – if so, please get in touch!
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