Wednesday, 2 May 2012

What’s happening for Sherwood Art Week 2012?

Since the beginning of 2012, groups of volunteers have been organising this year’s Sherwood Art Week.  It was a bit of a late start but we have been busy planning a week packed with different events and activities.

Sherwood Art Week 2012 is taking place during the week 16th to 24th June

We start with the Art Marquee at Sherwood Festival on Saturday 16th June in Woodthorpe Park.  Nearly 80 local shops, pubs and businesses will be taking part in Art in the Shops, with a wide range of different artists and makers exhibiting their work all week.  We have a programme of have a go workshops organised throughout the week.  Exhibitions of local artists work will be held at a range of community venues (St John’s, St Martin’s and Methodist Churches, The Place and Sherwood Community Centre) from Friday 22nd until Sunday 24th June.  The Secret Garden Craft Fair returns to the United Reformed Church, Edwards Lane on Saturday from 11am – 6pm with over 40 stalls, food, music, children’s quarter and exhibitions.  We will have an information stall in Room Full of Butterflies throughout the week for information and bookings.  In addition, a number of community projects (renewing some of the artists’ panels on the sides of the bus depot, a library mural, ATCs and schools work) have been taking place before the actual week begins.


Sherwood Art Week is entirely run by volunteers and its success depends on a range of local people getting involved.

You’ve probably realised we’ve already got quite a few people giving up their time to make all this happen – believe it or not, we’re quite enjoying it!

We also have some volunteers who’ve helped out before and have promised to do it again but we still need more…..

We have something for everyone from the preparation and physical setting up of the exhibitions and craft fair, to distribution of publicity material, to helping out at events, to simply telling your friends and neighbours what’s happening and inviting them along.  If you are thinking of getting involved, there is a list of some of the roles in a separate email to follow.

If you would like to volunteer at Sherwood Art Week 2012, please come to a meeting on:
Saturday 12th May 10.30am - 12.30pm
at The Place Activity Centre, 2a Melrose Street, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2JP
or contact us by emailing or call us on 0115 844 7181 or 07864 028 147.

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