Monday, 10 December 2012

Santa Claus is Coming to Halewood

Check out Santa, his fabulous sleigh and twinkling reindeer coming to Halewood this week and next. Courtesy of Halewood Community Spirit
The sleigh has been designed by Mike and the Reindeer by the very talented Becky Bryson assisted by Carole Trenaman. Merry Christmas Two floats - Santa’s Sleigh & The Branded Collection Van for the Mission Christmas will tour Halewood. On the final night (19th December) the procession will terminate at the new Halewood Shopping Centre – where the twelve days of Christmas and final get together will include carol singing and will act as a climax to the event Santa’s illuminated float will be a Sleigh on the back of a twenty one foot vehicle Santa Driving 2 Four Foot High Illuminated Reindeer Reindeer. This display will also have amplified music playing the Twelve Days of Christmas, and similar interspersed Christmas anthems. This will then be followed by the Radio City Mission Christmas Float – collecting unwrapped presents for their annual appeal and given up by Halewood Residents. Lou Armstrong one of the organisers of the event said “We want to foster a sense of the true Halewood Community Spirit, and aim to convey a focus on the community by promoting special events that enable our neighbourhood to come together - in the interests of improving the conditions of life in the Township”

Sunday, 25 November 2012

European Week for Waste Awareness

The children of the Junior Artists Club spent time coming up with ideas on how to reuse Pot Noodle containers and Milk bottles, before sending them to be recycled. The children came up with ideas for Reusing Pot Noodle pots including using them as skittles, flowerpots, cup&ball games, and telephones!
The Reuse of the plastic milk bottles included, Scoops, toys (halloween bats), glue pots,& water holder for their paint brushes. They also created a stunning artwork that promoted Reuse and Reduce by creating an Iris pattern of recycled birthday wrapping paper (courtesy of Holly).
They then hosted an afternoon of information, quizzes, and making things using recycled materials. Visitors spent an enjoyable afternoon finding out about Reusing and Reducing waste and joining in the games.

Friday, 16 November 2012

European Waste Awareness Week

Please join the children from Junior Artists Club and see what they have created from recycled and renewable resources. Thanks

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Lantern Making

We have had a great time making Lanterns for The Liverpool Lantern Parade and Halewood Spooktacular Parade
The Liverpool Lantern Parade was huge with over 10,000 people joining in the Halloween Fun. We were just a small part of the event, but we all had a great time parading with our lanterns.
Halewood Spooktacular organised by Halewood Community Spirit,was a smaller event with a real community feel. Children and several adults really got involved with the evening and turned out in fantastic costumes. We expected 80 particiapnts, but we estimate there was closer to 200!. What a great turnout.
There was Pumpkin carving at The Environment Centre, before all participants lit their lanterns, pumpkins, and torches and paraded along the Loop Line to the Arncliffe Centre. The Loop Line was decorated with Spooky Bats, Ghosts pointing the way, and an avenue of lights, all adding to the fantastic atmosphere. Once at The Arncliffe the festivities continued with delicious homemade scouse, including a veggie version, (thank you ladies of the Arncliffe Centre); apple bobbing; and a disco. Everyone enjoyed the evening and Halewood Community Spirit are already putting thoughts together for next year. Thanks to all who supported the event including HAA and The Community Police.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Lantern Making



FREE!TWO FANTASTIC HALLOWEEN LANTERN MAKING OPPORTUNITIES!               

If you want to learn how to make spooky, spectacular, brilliant lanterns
Join us at
The Environment Centre,(Rangers Hut) Halewood Triangle Park, Okell Drive, Halewood, L26 7XB
Sessions:
Wednesday 10th October 1pm 
Sunday 14th October 2pm
Please no unaccompanied children

Do you want to take part in these events?
Sefton Park Lantern Parade
or
‘Spooktacular’ – Halewood Park to Arncliffe Centre
Both events involve making your own willow and tissue lanterns
And then carrying them in a Parade
Contact Carole, Halewood Arts Association for more details 07931 520959

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Recycling to create Flowers

For the last 2 weeks the children have been using discarded materials to create their own flowers and mini gardens in a box.
They have used a variety of techniques and materials, exploring the textures, shapes, and flexibility of the materials. Also making a right mess with paint and glue!

They have been supported by Carole, Sheila, and Emma.

Next week we are going to try and create our own limericks.








Monday, 3 September 2012

Halewood Country Show 2012

We had a great day at yesterday's Halewood Country Show. There was a last minute change of venue due to the Meadow being knee deep in water! We had to hot foot it around to The Arncliffe Park area, which was dry and had a car park.
The sun came out and we were hot hot hot in our marquee.
There was lots to see and do, with the children being really well cared for. Archery, Climbing Wall, Circus Skills, and Lots and lots of creepy crawly animals and snakes to look at and hold!
Our recycling family art workshop went down a storm, and we were last to pack up!







All the flowers and windmills were different with the children adding their own finishing touches.

There was also a really interesting stall showcasing corn dolly making, wish we had time to try making some for ourselves!
The Dog Show was a big crowd pleaser and the Falcons were dramatic. Halewood Community Choir added a musical element to the proceedings.
Thanks to Emma, Karen, and Carole for staffing the Halewood Arts Association stall, and The Rangers for inviting us.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Knowsley Open Art Exhibition

Knowsley Council's Leisure and Culture Service presents The Knowsley Open Art Exhibition.
Open for local artists from 11 years old and upwards. No upper age limit.Work exhibited in Knowsley. Chance to win an award. Drop into our office at The Environment Centre, Okell Drive, for an application form on any Wednesday afternoon.
Cheers
Carole

Halewood Country Show

Check out our stall at the Halewood Country Show.
Say hello!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Halewood Country Show

Come and check out Halewood Arts Associations' stall at the 
Halewood Country Show in Halewood Park Triangle.
We will be there from 1-4pm      on Sunday 2nd September.
There will also be, Birds of Prey, Dog Display Show, Reptiles, basket making, Wood carving, and much more

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Geometry and Spirals

For the final session before the Summer break Emma and I assisted the Junior Artists Club to create intricate 8 sided figures that can be manipulated. We also made Windmills from an old Veolia calendar, a broken bracelet, some bottle tops, and pieces of eraser. A real bit of recycling.




Sunday, 8 July 2012

Summer School details

Around the World in 5 Days
SUMMER SCHOOL FOR 7-12 YEAR OLDS
Each day is a lively exploration of five parts of the world and their culture. With a great range of activities to keep the children absorbed and entertained. Using a mixture of crafts, arts, storytelling and drama games, the young people will be encouraged to create their own artwork in different styles. It could be Native American masks and totems; or Aboriginal Paintings; or Chinese kites. Even design your own transport to get you to these far-away places.
     We will be working outdoors and indoors, doing lots of messy things, and working together to create some great work. So come prepared! Don't wear your best clothes or you could bring an old shirt to wear.

Healthy snacks will be available morning and afternoon. Please bring your own packed lunch.
Experienced creative artists and educators with CRB checks and First Aid certificates will lead the workshops.
Karen Edwards. Is a freelance visual artist based in Liverpool. As well as her own work she has enjoyed sharing her shared creative skills with participants of all ages through schools, colleges and community groups since 2003. www.karenedwardscreations.com
Carole Trenaman. For the past 8 years has been workshop leader and project co-ordinator for The Junior Artists Club. She has also worked in schools delivering creative projects focusing on The Environment, Science, and Maths topics. Carole has a degree in Drama and Theatre studies. www.boomtime2003.com
COSTS
Each day costs £25. A 20% discount is available for attending the whole week =£100
TIME
Each day starts at 9.00am and finishes at 5.00pm.You can drop off your children from 8.30am onwards and collect by 5.30pm .
PLACE
New Hutte Neighbourhood Centre, Lichfield Road, Halewood, L26 1TT

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
phone 07931 520959 for further information or to book a place.
                                  http://halewoodarts.blogspot.com  

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Summer School


AROUND THE WORLD IN 5 DAYS!
 Exciting Opportunities for 7-12 year olds
23rd July to 27th July 2012
Each day is different and a lively exploration of five parts of the world and their culture, with a great range of activities to keep the children absorbed and entertained. Using a mixture of crafts, arts, storytelling and drama games, the young people will be encouraged to create their own artwork in different styles. It could be Native American masks and totems; or Aboriginal Paintings; or Chinese kites. Even design your own transport to get you to these far-away places!

We will be working outdoors and indoors, doing lots of messy things, and working together to create some great work. So come prepared - don't wear your best clothes or you could bring an old shirt to wear.

Healthy snacks will be available morning and afternoon but please bring your own packed lunch.

 
Experienced creative artists and educators with CRB checks and First aid certificates will lead the workshops.

CAROLE TRENAMAN For the past 8 years has been workshop leader and project co-ordinator for The Junior Artists Club. She has also worked in a variety of local schools delivering creative projects focussing on The Environment, Science, and Maths topics. Carole has a degree in Drama and Theatre studies.

KAREN EDWARDS is a freelance visual artist based in Liverpool. As well as her own work she has enjoyed sharing her shared creative skills with participants of all ages through schools, colleges and community groups since 2003.
www.karenedwardscreations.com

COSTS
Each day costs £25
A 20% discount is available for attending the whole week =£100

TIME
Each day starts at 9.00am and finishes at 5.00pm.
You can drop off your children from 8.30am onwards and collect by 5.30pm.

PLACE
New Hutte Neighbourhood Centre, Lichfield Road, Halewood,  L26 1TT

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact halewoodarts@gmail.com or phone 07931 520959 for further information or to book a place.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Summer School Fun


Summer School

We are looking for two enthusiastice volunteers to assist with our Summer School.

23rd July to 27th July in Halewood.

Each day we will explore arts, crafts, and drama games related to one of the Continents. e.g. Masks, didgeridoos, windmills, Native American culture, etc.

The sessions will be led by professional creative educators.
The Summer School is for children aged between 7-12 years of age.

It will be a very interesting, intense, and enjoyable week of activities.
If you are interested in Education, Arts, Building Self Esteem & Peer Group Interactions, learning new skills to help your job search, or just want to get involved, then please contact us.

halewoodarts@gmail.com, or phone 07931 520959

We can pay reasonable travel expenses and lunch.

Thanks

Halewood Arts Association: Dragon Poem

Halewood Arts Association: Dragon Poem: In response to the JAC project, one of our professional poets has written a poem. Thanks Tom. The howling winds appeared to mock the mai...

Dragon Poem

In response to the JAC project, one of our professional poets has written a poem. Thanks Tom.
The howling winds appeared to mock
the maiden tied up to a rock.
Brought by a silent, horse drawn wagon
to serve as supper for a dragon,
and from her cruel and stony bed
these are the plaintive words she said
“Will no one save me from this fate
too dreadful far to contemplate.
My Hero! Please don’t hesitate
or else, I fear, you’ll be too late.”
Thence came a pure and gentle knight;
He rode up from the Isle of Wight.
A handsome and upstanding fellow
with posture bold and manner mellow.
He’d brought his lance and sharpened blade
to try to save the hapless maid.
He said in tones so loud and clear,
“My Lady, you need have no fear,
so shed not one more single tear.
Have courage damsel, Henry’s here.”
The dragon, hearing from his cave
those ringing words, so fierce and brave;
Flew very quickly to the spot
with flaming coat and breath so hot;
Angry to hear this idle boast,
ready to turn the knight to toast.
The damsel screamed in mortal fright
“Will no one save me from this plight?
Where is my parfait, gentle knight
to neutralise this dragon’s bite?
Then Henry drew his shining sword
with which he’d faced the Golden Horde.
He’d slain a troll, and killed a wizard;
he wasn’t frightened by a lizard.
He stood before the frightened girl
and gave his sword a skilful  twirl.
He cried, “Come dragon, do your best !
Prepare to face your final test;
This sword will sleep within your breast,
before the sun sinks in the west.“
The dragon glared a baleful glare,
then rose to hover in the air;
The breath he breathed was fiery hot,
and suddenly, the Knight was not.
Where he had stood, so bold, so brash,
there rose a pile of smouldering ash.
The dragon spread his wings, and then
he took the maiden to his den.
She vanished from the sight of men,
and nevermore was seen again.
The moral of this story’s clear;
The thing that hurts us most is FEAR !
For though it may seem quite absurd
If she had never said a word,
she might have stayed there through the night;
Unheard, unnoticed, out of sight,
Then with the coming of the day
she might have found a cunning way
the rope to cut or knots to fray.
She might have even got away.
Thomas Vaughan Jones