Thursday 24 March 2016

Alston Film : a lovely record of the Praxinoscope workshop

Click on the link above to see how the good folk of Alston and the surrounding area dealt with the technical challenges of the Praxinoscope workshop.

Monday 22 February 2016

The last workshop: Victorian moving images

Saturday 28th November 2015 saw Mair and Bridget come together once again for the last Connecting Killhope workshop.

Despite a tricky weather forecast the intrepid creative folks of the Alston area made their way to The Brewery in Alston for a day of creative challenge. The Brewery is a set of buildings containing potters' studios as well as a very well equipped room for hire.

Bridget and Mair worked with Alston Moor Film in order to find people who would be interested in this workshop. Alston Moor Film also did what you might expect of them and filmed the workshop. Look out for a link to the film on this blog.

But for the meantime here are some photos of the workshop participants getting to grips with hope to create a set of images for the Praxinoscope.

Saturday 31 October 2015

Save the Date!

We've set the date and times for our final set of workshops. 
E-mail us at to sign up!

Saturday 20 June 2015

The next set of workshops...

There is one group left to work with on Connecting Killhope and that's Alston Moor Film over in Cumbria.

 Although we haven't actually done any workshops with them yet we wanted to represent them in the yurt so we had a film that the group had made showing......

and some Praxinoscope images as these will be the focus of this last set of workshops. 

So, although it is Goodbye (for now) to Stanhope Youth Group and High Forest Arts (Sinderhope) watch this space for more news about Connecting Killhope over in Cumbria.

Party Time in the Yurt Village!

Time to celebrate and reflect on the Connecting Killhope workshops undertaken so far.................
During a classic Killhope summer's day (drizzle and midges) 18 intrepid visitors made it up to the yurt village to see what has been created during the project.

Participants from both the Sinderhope "Life in the Landscape" and the Stanhope "Being Underground" workshops came along, plus a handful of curious museum visitors. We were very happy to see everyone and to share the fruits of the workshops.

There was quite a lot of stuff packed into Lapwing yurt. Still Life drawings from Sinderhope, alongside portraits from Stanhope

A slide show of all the project activities to date.

In fact it was pretty jam packed with art but there was always room for people to sit chat and munch on their lunch....

Or do a bit of networking.....

Friday 5 June 2015

Come and Celebrate with Us!

It's party time! We are going to put up a display of the work that has been done with our first two groups. Plus there will be a film screening from Alston Film Club, the next group we are going to work with. 
Please come along and have a look. If you want to make a day of it and look round the museum normal admission charges will apply but.... kids go free in June!

We will be up in the yurt village from 11:30 am til 2:30pm, just ask at reception or follow the balloons to find us.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 20th June.