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Get arty in Sherwood: It’s Art Week!

This week, when we’ve not been watching the footy or hearing all about the pros and cons of being in or out of the EU, Sherwood has been hosting its annual art week! There’s great school and community support for the event with Carrington, Claremont, Haydn, and Seely Primaries plus The Nottingham Free School all taking part in a variety of activities before and during Art Week.

The schools will be exhibiting their work in Sherwood Library throughout the festival week, open every day apart from Thursday. This includes pupils making 2D and 3D artwork and textiles, taking part in performances, yarn bombing and book swaps. The children at Carrington Primary School are looking forward to participating in SAW. They will be exploring Maths through Art and exhibiting their work influenced by 20th century artists. Seely Primary School will be producing sculptures and artwork from recycled materials this term to exhibit alongside 60 of their milk bottle lanterns that were shown in the city on Light Night. The school is turning their hall into a gallery again for the general public to visit from 3.30pm to 5.30pm Tuesday 21 – Friday 24 June and pupils in KS2 are doing performance arts including a scene from The Tempest by Shakespeare as part of the celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare. The school are even working with an artist to develop bunting to celebrate SAW!

The whole event is rounded off by The Remarkable Recycling Gala on Sunday 26th 11am – 4pm at Sherwood Community Centre on Mansfield Road, which promises to be a fun filled family day out celebrating recycled art. There’ll be 20 Recycled Craft Stall holders including soy candles in vintage tea cups, recycled wood items, to bags and purses made from denim jeans. Plus super workshop activities:  make your own hedgehog, origami mobiles, musical instruments and Tetra Pak wallet or bicycle tyre belt – each activity is £1. Or, create a creature out of milk bottle tops for free! There will be performances by bands and poets throughout the day, exhibitions by Nottingham Free School and Central College Horizons, food and drink and even a pedal powdered ice cream bike.

For more information visit The Sherwood Art Week website!

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