Wells Community Art Project
Project Factory CIC and Ruth Ames-White are sowing the seeds to create a tree-mendous piece of craft-based artwork which will be made by the community for the community and will be publicly displayed in Wells for future generations.
Ruth Ames-White, of RAW Mosaics and Wells in Mosaic, has designed a beautiful mosaic tree and we'd like you to make the leaves for it.
We are supported by funding from Somerset Skills & Learning to offer 6 stand-alone workshops for you to join us in making individual mosaic leaves which will become part of the installation. We are asking for a £5 donation to cover materials.
The workshops above have ended. We will be adding some new dates soon. Watch this space.
Wells Big Knit 2020
Nile Borne of Wells Big Knit 2020 is teaming up with Project Factory to deliver a colourful new project in Wells. Nile is looking for knitters and crocheters to help with an ambitious project that will launch in March.
Wake Up Wells
In the wake of the Wells City of Culture bid in 2017, and in conversations with the new Dean of Wells Cathedral, Wake Up Wells developed into a project to galvanise the energy and enthusiasm generated by the bid process.
The Wake Up Wells project evolved into 5 parts
- a listening project: surveying the community to find out what was important to them.
- a stakeholder day to explore the findings of the survey, for stakeholders to agree an action plan and share inspiration.
- a community calendar of events in response to people frequently saying they weren’t aware of what was going on in the city
- a community day which saw 120 organisations represented at the Cathedral to showcase, recruit, network and connect
- a celebration Lantern Parade following a series of family workshops held to make over 100 lanterns.
The motivation for doing these projects was to encourage a more connected, engaged community, to help bridge divisions caused by increased polarisation in our communities. Wake Up Wells aimed to bring people together, to give them a voice, to demonstrate that there are many perceptions and all are valid, to celebrate this diversity and to spark new collaborations.