The Avona Project,
Festival of Nature 2016
Our largest community festival commission to date, we worked with over 200 local people aged 3 to 80+ alongside five community choirs and sculptor Sophie Howard to create 'Avona' a processional wicker-sculpture representing the Goddess of the Avon River, and her song, 'The Avona Shanty'.
Avona processed through the Festival of Nature in Bristol, Keynsham and Bath to hear her song sung to by these choirs. The lyrics of the Avona Shanty were inspired from personal anecdotes about the river sent to us by over 50 people.
“This is my favourite thing! You’ve inspired me to make a dressing up box for my children now I’ve seen how much they love it!”
(Parent, 'Framed', Art in the Park)
“Such an effective idea! Everyone was looking very carefully at the pictures in order to get their costume right. And giving them a card with the artist’s name on the back at the end is a great idea to encourage them to keep on enjoying art!”
('Art in the Park' Event organiser, Entertaining Local Knowle)
“You were a great hit today with everyone! My child went to bed with their superhero outfit on!”
(Make Sunday Special Ashton Gate Event organiser)
“You just looked fabulous and she’s such a fun character to have around.
You had everyone from little tots to teenage boys and even dads dancing!”
(Keynsham Hour, Somer Valley FM community radio, Dotty’s Disco)
Our planet-saving superhero workshop combines junk-modelling, costume making and imaginative play to encourage people to find their inner superhero and save the planet by recycling at the same time. This workshop continues to be a popular choice for community events such as the 'Play in the Park' organised by Southern Links Children’s Centre, 'Make Sunday Special Ashton Vale' and will be part of a Hartcliffe summer fun day in August 2018 organised by our partners Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership.
Save the Planet Superheroes!