Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Arty Party Sponsored Swim on Sunday 21st August. A team of 14 members and staff volunteered to take the challenge of swimming 2 miles in one hour at Madeley Court Swimming Pool. That’s 164 lengths of the pool. With Ricky Owens acting as official starter some of the strongest swimmers went first and the target hit within 25 minutes ! The team went on to swim 478 lengths in total by the end of the hour. Vicki Addison and Becky Smith both swam over one mile each so well done to them. Many thanks to the Lap Counters who made sure every length swam was recorded and a huge ‘thank you’ to the swimming team for their fantastic efforts. We will let everyone know how much money was raised shortly.
Come and visit the Unhindered exhibition! On now until Saturday 11th June. It’s a selection of work produced over the last 3 years from the Work+play visual arts programme. You can find us at Galleries Live, Central Square in Telford Town Centre, come in and have a look next time you’re out shopping!
Open Wednesdays to Saturdays 10am to 4pm.
The Deadly Serious exhibition is going well, we’ve had over 200 visitors so far! If you get the chance to come and see us this afternoon you could get involved in our second free workshop and help create a giant textile mural of a Victorian garden.
1pm – 5pm. No booking necessary, just drop in anytime!
You’ll find us at the old ticket office, next to the main car park at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Legges Way, Madeley (follow the brown tourist signs!). Don’t worry if you can’t make it today, the exhibition is still open tomorrow!
The Deadly Serious exhibition takes place at Blists Hill Victorian Town, at the Old Ticket Office from Saturday 28th May to Wednesday 1st June, and we’re running some fantastic free workshops that will be open to members of the public.
Saturday 28th May, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm
Nationally recognised painter Tanya Raabe, previously a lead artist with Arty Party, is taking a break from finishing her big show to come back to Arty Party for one day only! Members of the public are invited to sit down and join Tanya in drawing some the Work+play group who will be dressed in Victorian costumes.
Tuesday 31st May, 1pm to 5pm
Artist Julie Watson, who has worked with Arty Party for many years, is inviting members of the public to join in to help create a huge mural of a Victorian garden, she will be joined by members of the Work+play team.
Some great chances for a bit of fun, to improve your drawing skills and create some art! No booking necessary – just drop in.
Tonight’s a big night for Arty Party – we’re combining one of our fabulous social nights with the launch party for ‘Unhindered and Deadly Serious’, a series of exhibitions that we’re putting on across Telford over this week and next. You can find all the info on the 3 exhibitions on our ‘Exhibitions’ page.
Hope all Arty Party members will be joining us for lots of fun, live music and dancing!
7pm – 9.30pm at Blists Hill Victorian Town.
A selection of work produced over the last 3 years from the Work+Play visual arts programme
Wednesday 25th May – Saturday 11th June 2011
Galleries Live, Central Square, Telford Town Centre.
Open: Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
The Olive Tree Wine Bar, 29 High Street, Ironbridge.
Open: Monday to Sunday 10am – 7pm
An installation exploring Victorian life from a Learning Disabled viewpoint
Saturday 28th May – Wednesday 1st June 2011
Old Ticket Office, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Legges Way, Coalport. Open 11.00am to 5.00pm
FREE ENTRY to all exhibitions
The performance group have made an exciting new theatre piece called Fedora. The piece, performed by Jonathan White, Nathan Campbell, Graham Busby and Samuel Rodgers will be part of an evening of inspiring performances ‘Spice of Life’ at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury.
Spice of Life is showing at the Theatre Severn on Wednesday 22nd of September. There is a Matinee show at 2.30pm followed by an evening show at 7.30pm, for full ticket details press on this link. http://www.theatresevern.co.uk/WhatsOn_focus.asp?ShowId=609&sC=page10
Please come along and enjoy the Arty Party performance as well as seeing other exciting companies such as Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company in action.
Next social night is on the 24th September at Castle Farm Community Centre in Hadley, 7 – 9.30. The theme will be ‘Posh frock’ so get your glad rags on!
Themes of social nights in the coming months…. Fright Night (October), Christmas market (November), Lords and Ladies Banquet (December), Panto trip (Jan 2011).