HOFS Open Studios and Community Weekend
24, 25, 26, 27 August 2018
During the Open Studios weekend, on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August, the Archive will open Studio 13 for free 2pm-4pm visits to see recent pictures.
Studio 13 is conveniently located on the ground floor, through the Appliance Hall.
Sample “Name that Face” photographs are shown to the side here.
Special extra Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive event!
On Monday 27th August 2018 (Bank Holiday Monday) 6.30 for 7pm start ’til 9pm, H&TCA will run a FREE LOCAL HISTORY SHOW & BOOK LAUNCH in the HOFS Appliance Hall
The evening will include…
. . . BOOK LAUNCH
“The Choppens” introduced with a short slide show by the author, Bob Delderfield.
. . . LOCAL INTEREST VIDEOS & SLIDES
Videos, slides of local interest and recently acquired pictures of events in this area from the last 100 years.
– SEEVIC students “views” of Hadleigh Castle back in the 14th Century.
– Aerial video by David Black
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The overall HOFS Open Studio programme runs from Friday 24 – Monday 27 August 2018; an “OPEN WEEKEND – HADLEIGH OLD FIRE STATION” as part of the 10th anniversary Essex Summer of Art.
Showcasing the fantastic activities and creative work at HOFS. Inspiration and Involvement from pop-up cinema, community choir, and artist-led workshops, to jazz and local history sessions.
Most activities are FREE, suitable for all ages (children under 16 need to be accompanied).
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Friday 24 August 2018 4pm – 5pm CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOPS (for ages 4-11) Hadleigh Old Fire Station, Appliance Hall
FREE, but Limited spaces available, so registration required via Eventbrite www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/circus-taster-workshop
We’ve teamed up with Seaside Circus whose mission is to show how circus can be used to encourage focus, co-ordination, self confidence, communication, creativity, body awareness and more.
Friday 24 August 2018 6.30 for 7pm start
The popular Pop-up Cinema evening returns with two local interest short films – (total running time 10mins) followed by the big feature.
SALVO by Natalie Hazelden
The emotional story of Southend-on-Sea’s local celebrity clown nearing the end of his career. Delving into his eventful past, exploring his days in the circus and troubled childhood, whilst observing his appreciation for life with the help of the Lord and giving back to his community.
A short information video – support the cause by donating today.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (running time 1hr 45mins) Join us for an evening screening of this musical modern classic. The film celebrates the birth of show business, and tells the story of P.T. Barnum, a scheming visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Tickets £5 are on sale NOW via Eventbrite
**Please note – for added comfort; bring a cushion!**
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August 2018 10am – 5pm
OPEN STUDIOS 2018 Come in and have a wander round our artist and community group studios. See the great work created by our resident artists. Stop and chat or be inspired to have a go in our artist-led workshops and taster sessions exploring different media (see below for session details and times).
Studios are located in the main building (entrance via the Appliance Hall) and in HOFS Art House – across the car park adjacent to the main building. Please note: Some studios are on upper floors, only accessible via stairs.
10am – 5pm daily EXHIBITION OF ARTISTS’ WORK: Saturday 25 – Monday 27 August 2018
FREE ENTRY, no booking required: resident artists’ work on display through the Open Weekend in the Appliance Hall, where the fire engines used to be.
Many of the works will be for sale along with art cards and prints, all at affordable prices. More work by each artist including work in progress can be seen in the artist’s studios – studios are open to the public during the Open Weekend – pop in and say “hello”!
Get inspired with our HOFS’ artist-led workshops and taster sessions they’re FREE and no booking is required, just drop in.
(Children under 16 need to be accompanied).
Saturday 25 August in the Appliance Hall unless stated
11am-12.30pm – KID’S ART WORKSHOP Led by Jane High
11am-12.30pm – PRINT WORKSHOP, Studio 22 Try your hand at a range of simple print techniques Led by Alan Hockett / Sue Willis
1.30-3pm – SIMPLE INTRODUCTION TO BOOK STRUCTURES Led by Chris Ruston
Sunday 26 August Appliance Hall
11am-12noon – KID’S ART WORKSHOP Led by Marie Antoniou
12noon-1.30pm – ZINE WORKSHOP Learn about the origin and creation of zines, led by Lu Williams
2pm-3.30pm – PAINTING WORKSHOP Introduction to painting techniques, taster session Led by Susan Clare,
COMMUNITY ART INSTALLATION ‘FrameWork’ Led by Sally Chinea and volunteers from Open Arts – get creative and contribute to our large-scale community artwork being created over the Open Weekend, Ground Floor Studio, rear of HOFS Art House & car park – continues Monday 27 August.
Monday 27 August 2018 (Bank Holiday Mon) 11am – 4pm Bank Holiday Monday is our Community Day. FREE ENTRY – community stalls, live music, bouncy castle, refreshments, vintage fire engine, community art installation, a special Local History Event and much more.
Family fun and refreshments will be available. It’s a chance to find out about all the fantastic things to get involved in locally. It’s going to be a great day!