Last Saturday Ania Bas ran a creative writing session at Parson Cross Library as part of Off The Shelf festival of words. In Ania's inimitable style she made sure this activity linked up with other artists and other activity ensuring visitors had lots to do.
Ruthie Ford (previous artist on the Starter Studio for Engaged Practice Programme) was holding an exhibition celebrating her recent Parson Cross Stitch project displaying embroidery works created by new mums from the local area. Ruthie and the group are just embarking on phase 2 of this project Hooked on Crochet and as the name suggests they will focus on crochet skills. There are still a few places available, sessions are held at Mount Tabor on Wordsworth Avenue, so if you would like to get involved contact ruthie via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring her on 07842757379
Finger knitting, craft circles and more were offered by artists Lyn Carruthers and Charlie Hill. Overall around 45 people come along over the 2 hours -including lots of children. We were very impressed by a lady who had travelled across town on the bus to get her copy of PX Story the book Ania collaboratively created with residents following her year in residence in Parson Cross. Read more on Ania's Residency Journal.
image courtesy of In Two Dimensions