Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Othery Workshops a Great Success

Well we've still got one more workshop this Friday 18th May, but the two that have taken place already have been well attended with a great community atmosphere.  

It's been fantastic to meet the enthusiastic and creative people of Othery and the surrounding villages. We've had quite a few family groups, really nice to see the whole family get involved in something creative.  Also we've had several adults and couples - ages ranging from 1 to 60s!  


Derek and Gwyneth have proudly represented The Great Crane Project, sharing their knowledge and answering lots of answers about the cranes. Kitty Hillier, Belinda Brownlee and Lucy Lean have guided the painting of decoys for the Othery Trail and led origami paper crane making.  In her introduction Kitty encouraged everyone to think about what is special about where they live, about their village, the Somerset Levels, what it means to them and as inspiration for their painting.

I was particularly impressed by how everyone immediately got going with the activities, the focus of the younger children was amazing and seeing everyone express their own styles as they painted the decoys was inspiring. 

Make sure you come along to the Othery Street Fayre on Saturday 16 June, we'll have a stall alongside The Great Crane Project so come to say hello, grab a trail map to explore the village and see the Crane Trail.

We will also be holding a workshop at Othery School for the older children on Monday 28 May.
http://www.otheryvillagehall.org.uk/Whats%20on.html - Othery Street Fayre info

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