Leigh Park Gardens in Living Memory – A community project with Staunton Country Park
- 5th February 2019
- Posted by: Ami Lowman
- Category: Community Projects
Doesn’t have to be yesteryear, yesterday will do!
Do you have memories of Leigh Park Gardens? Ones from the last decade or even just last Monday?
Do you recall the Six Penny Six or have newspaper cuttings about the lightning tree? Do remember the picnics in the summer of 2018?
We’d love to hear of them and create some art work inspired by them in order to mark the new developments taking place this year at Staunton.
For this new project Staunton Country Park and Making Space are teaming up to provide the community for the opportunity to get together and create designs which will to remind everyone of how the park has changed and keeps changing.
Designs will undergo a selection process and the chosen few will be placed on the fencing that goes up around the park whilst construction work takes place, so that local residents and visitors can see how much memory lives in the parkland. Other designs will have the chance to become part of a local exhibition in Havant and at the newly refurbished Coach House after its grand opening next year.
If you would like to get involved, share your memories of Leigh Park Gardens and create some artwork inspired by them, then please come along to any of the free sessions listed below where you can use a range of complimentary materials and get creative! Artworks can be inspired by your own memories or from photos provided and can be in any medium you like; drawings, paintings, embroidery, cross-stitch etc.
We are using our ASTM & ASTM: Youth sessions to open our doors to the community so we have separate sessions for adults and young people and we’d love for as many people to get involved as possible!
Meet Katrina from Staunton
Katrina will be joining us on Tuesday 19 February, 10am-12noon, to chat about the project and about the work going on at Staunton so this is your opportunity to find out more about what’s going on at Staunton Country Park and how you can get involved!
Upcoming Sessions for Adults:
Tuesdays 19 February, 5, 19 March, 2 April from 10am-12noon each session.
Upcoming Sessions for Children & Young People:
Mondays 11 February, 25 February, 11, 25 March, 1 April 4.30pm-6pm each session
Friday 22 February 10am-2pm
Monday 8 April 10am-2pm.
To find out more, please get in touch and Help us spread the word! You can download and print a poster for your venue here.
To find out more about the Staunton Project in its entirety please click on the link below which includes and update from Staunton Country Park and some FAQ’s.