Thursday, 29 September 2011

We need your help!

We are up for a Natwest Community Force award and we would love it if you give us a vote.
We could receive upto £6000. This will allow us to really bring Halewood Arts Association up to date and buy some well needed computer equipment. We also want to continue the work we do with the Junior Artists Club by combining the arts and education we provide. We want to run a series of workshops teaching the JAC to appreciate their natural surroundings and learn to love their environment as much as we do. We hope to do this by running a series of workshops developing photography, ICT and web projects. It will include exploring the local Mersey Forest and appreciating the wonderful fauna and flora surrounding us.

As a non profit organisation who functions solely on grants and funding, this could really help us out.

You can vote --------->>>>>>>. HERE (CLICK ME)

You need to register to vote, then confirm the registration when they email you, this can take a couple of minutes but we really really really appreciate you taking the time.

A big thank you from the Junior Artists Club if you have voted!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Something different to do in Halewood

If you are looking for something to get involved in within Halewood then look no further than the Halewood Community Choir Singing Sessions…

Each session takes place at the Halewood Centre for Learning and everyone is welcome - no experience necessary, all abilities and ages welcome!

Cost £2.00 per person per session

Wednesday evenings

28th September
5th October
12th October
19th October
26th October
2nd November
9th November
16th November
23rd November
30th November

For further details contact Carla Simkin at Knowsley Arts and Heritage Service on 0151 443 5619 or Anna Jackson from Halewood Centre for Learning on 0151 477 8830.

Also at Halewood Arts Association we are still looking for a Junior Artists Club Volunteer! Could you help?

Junior Artists Club Workshop Assistant

Do you like art? Are you interested in the environment, ecology or nature? Do you have two hours to spare?
If you can answer yes to these questions then volunteering as a Junior Artists Club workshop assistant could be for you. We need help with the general running of the workshops, accompanying children on trips, distributing refreshments and putting up displays of children's work. The club takes place every Wednesday and is from 3:45 - 5:45. Starting as soon as possible.

Reasonable travel expenses covered for role.

If you are interested, give Carole or Sophie an email on

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Halewood Country Fair

Halewood Arts Association had a great day out running workshops with the local community.

Very excitingly we shared a marquee with Reefs Reptiles. I had a chance to stroke a very long snake, we also saw chameleons and a skunk!

The day was hot and people were arriving having heard the sound of music, the commentary about the Rescue Dogs, and the noise and cheer from The Falcon Show.

We produced loads of marrottes and bogarts using natural materials. We got to experiment with cloves, dock seeds, rose petals, sunflowers seeds and other items we had foraged.

All age ranges got involved and there was a real variety of work created. Some models were very realistic, and others took the mischevious theme to heart and created bizarre, funny and scary creatures.

It was lovely to see so many people walk around the show carrying their creations. It was a wonderful day!

The final outcomes were very aromatic and visually stunning. What do you think of some of the work produced?