Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Big Weave Comes to Abingdon

The Big Weave is a coming together of artists and community to create a public art project which gives adults and children the opportunity to learn new skills and to participate in the creation of a unique community artwork.

The Big Weave was launched through Maiden Erlegh Community Arts in Reading in July 2009, where a tapestry project was taken out into the community, to teach basic weaving techniques and provide the opportunity for all to weave. Larkmead School is delighted to be teaming up with The Big Weave as part of Abingdon Arts Festival 2011 in order to produce a community tapestry to be permanently displayed, with the kind support of the Town Council, in the Abingdon Guildhall.

The aim is for people of all ages in Abingdon to be able to contribute to the final tapestry when the loom (with tapestry in progress) visits a variety of locations throughout Abingdon Arts Festival.

This tour will include the following sessions open to members of the public (no booking is required, just turn up and join in!):

Monday 21st March Abingdon town centre 9.00am - 4.00pm

Tuesday 22nd March Abingdon Market Place 9.00am - 4.00pm

Friday 25th March Abingdon Market Place 9.00am - 4.00pm

On its tour of Abingdon the Big Weave loom will also be visiting:

  • Larkmead School – GOYA (Thurs 17th- Fri 18th March)
  • John Mason School – Creation Station (Weds 30th – Thurs 31st March)
If you would like to drop in to see the work in progress at either school, please report to school reception