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North Lincolnshire gets creative – get involved

North Lincolnshire gets creative – get involved

15 March 2018

Take part in the Get Creative Festival (17 to 25 March) and discover all the creative things North Lincolnshire has to offer.

Get Creative Festival celebrates creative participation of all kinds and the many health and wellbeing benefits that taking part can bring.

As part of the festival, creative groups and organisations across the UK are invited to showcase their creativity and welcome new people to join them.

It’s a great way to find out how to get creative right on your doorstep in North Lincolnshire and try something different with hundreds of hands on events on offer.

Throughout the week lots of activities and events have been planned, which you can get involved in and show your creative side.

A range of community groups have organised the events, including Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership, Winterton 2022, Big Lottery Project working alongside the council’s Arts Development Team. They are on:

Sunday 18 March, 10.30am to 11.30am and 2-3pm (family session) or 12.15pm to 1.15pm (adult only session) at Epworth Imperial Hall

Alex Blakey from ALX Creations will deliver a free fused glass heritage workshop. Create individual fused glass tiles inspired by local heritage, landscape and stories. Participants are encouraged to bring their own images and ideas to the session. Suitable for aged five and above. Children aged under 12 must be supervised. To book a place on the free workshop, go to Eventbrite and search for ‘fused glass heritage workshop’.

This project is being supported by the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), thanks to money raised by National Lottery Players.

Sunday 18 March, 10am to 4pm at Winterton Community Hub

Winterton People: bring your photos to help textile artist Nicky Dillerstone make a commemorative fabric artwork that celebrates the families of Winterton, new and old. (Photos will be unharmed in the process). Funded by Winterton 2022 and The Big Lottery.

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March, 2pm to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) at The Old School Hall, Winterton Winterton Rocks: join Tinpot Arts Collective as they decorate rocks and stones that are then taken and hidden around Winterton. Where will yours end up? Will you find one? Photograph yours and post it online. Great fun for all ages. Drop in, there’s no need to book. Project funded by Winterton 2022 and The Big Lottery.

Wednesday 21 March, 6.30pm to 8.30pm at The Ropewalk, Barton

ST-ART art club will run at The Ropewalk for young people aged seven to 11 and 12 to 19 years-old. This free session will explore painting and drawing techniques. For more information, please contact Janine Knight at janine@the-ropewalk.co.uk or call 01652 660380.

Kimberley Performing Arts on Enderby Road, Scunthorpe will be delivering a week of free taster activities for children, families and adults:

  • Tap dance on Monday 19 March, 4.30pm to 5pm

  • Modern dance on Monday 19 March, 5.30pm to 6.15pm

  • Ballet dance on Monday 19 March, 6.15pm to 7pm

  • Boogie babies on Tuesday 20 March, 11am to 11.30am

  • Singing on Wednesday 21 March, 5pm to 5.45pm

  • Gymnastics on Wednesday 21 March, 5.15pm to 6pm

  • Drama on Wednesday 21 March, 5.45pm to 6.30pm

  • Commercial on Thursday 22 March, 5.30pm to 6.30pm

  • Contemporary on Saturday 23 March, 12.15pm to 12.45pm

  • Special Education Needs session on Saturday 21 March, 1.15pm to 2.15pm

To book, please call 01724 862405 or email info@kimberleyperformingarts.co.uk.

During the festival, there are also a number of other activities happening locally including:

 Dommy B ‘Spark, the Giblin Wizard’ tours with North Lincolnshire libraries and schools. Performances open to the public cost £2 per ticket and will take place on:

  • Monday 19 March, 5.30pm at Crowle Library. To book, call 01724 296850.

  • Tuesday 20 March, 6pm at The Vale Academy (hosted by Brigg Library). To book call 01724 296776 or visit Brigg Library.

  • Wednesday 21 March, 5.30pm at Winterton Library. To book call 01724 296875.

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is open daily, Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm for exhibitions and ARTivities. They also run a range of groups for everyone including children under five and adults with a disability. Please visit 20-21's website for further information.

For more details about Get Creative events in North Lincolnshire, email Chelsey.everatt@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297277.

Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for Community Wellbeing, said:

“In North Lincolnshire we have a huge amount of arts and creative activities for people of all ages to get involved in. During the Get Creative Festival we are going to highlight the variety of activities and events people can take part in.

“If you have a creative side or want to try your hand at new things, get involved in the range of activities taking place in North Lincolnshire. Whether you want to try dancing, drawing or open up your imagination, there is something for everyone.

“Some activities require booking so to make sure you don’t miss out, book your place now.”

Get Creative is a campaign that celebrates and supports the everyday creativity happening in homes and public spaces across the UK. Get Creative aims to inspire people to try something new at home or at a Get Creative event and to encourage people to share their own examples of everyday creativity. The campaign works with arts, cultural and community organisations to create participatory events that are accessible for everyone. It also aims to raise and increase the profile of grassroots practice within communities, using different BBC platforms and beyond. For full events listings, visit the Get Creative website.

About IoAHC Landscape Partnership

The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership was awarded £1.84m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), which will allow them to deliver 16 projects worth over £3m. Projects will focus on the internationally important landscapes of Crowle, Thorne and Hatfield Moors and will highlight the string natural and cultural heritage to local people.

The aim of the partnership is to reconnect local people with their landscape and cultural heritage across the historic Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase.

The partnership is made up on:

  • North Lincolnshire Council

  • Natural England

  • Crowle Peatland Railway Society

  • Canal and River Trust

  • Doncaster Metropolitan Council

  • Wildlife Trust

  • Heritage Lincs

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about - from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk.  Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #HLFsupported.

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First Published:15 March 2018