River Roots is a three-year collaborative intergenerational creative project taking place between schools and vulnerable adult groups across Herefordshire.
Led by artist Josie Rogerson with support from artist Lucy Baxendale and Livy Powell, the sessions include working with visual arts, movement and music. .
2018 has been the first year of the project, with sessions taking place with St Mary's Primary School, Fownhope in May, Madley and Dulas Court in May, and Madley and Blackmarston School in June. Artwork made in the sessions was part of the Wye Valley River Festival which took place in May 2018!
During the Summer, we held free family art workshops which were open to the public, and included the chance to try mask making and painting a wall mural!
Late 2018 has seen projects run with Young Carers, St Mary’s Primary School, Faulkner House, Madley Primary School and Dulas Court Care Home. Children have enjoyed activities such as making musical instruments (shakers and drums) using arts and crafts techniques, they will use to share a performance with residents at Faulkner House.
We look forward to sharing further workshops and events with the public in 2019 - watch this space!
Faulkner House, Herefordshire Housing, Fownhope
St Mary's Primary School, Fownhope
Pontrilas Dementia Cafe, Ewyas Harold
Young Carers, Ross-on-Wye
Dulas Court Care Home, Madley
Madley Primary School
Public Dates 2018:
28th July, 1-4pm : Art workshop - mask making, open to public at The Larruperz Centre
4th August, all-day drop in: Art workshop open to public at Ross-on-Wye Carnival, with the Lions Club
7th August, 10.30 - 12noon: Art workshop painting wall mural, open to public at Dementia friendly Community Cafe
28th August, 10.30 - 12noon: Art workshop painting wall mural, open to public at Dementia friendly Community Cafe
Produced by Wyldwood Arts in partnership with Wye Valley River Festival. Supported with Funding from BBC Children in Need.