About this Event
From Sunday 26 June to Sunday 24 July, Number 11 Arts, the federation of Local Arts Forums across Birmingham, will be holding '10 to 11'; a city wide festival of free local arts activities surrounding the Number 11 bus route.
On Sunday 3 July, Arts Forum Selly Oak in collaboration with Stirchley based artists Hipkiss & Graney will present 'Woodland Games' a mask-making workshop based around woodland ecology and the vital organisms that are crucial to keeping our planet alive.
"In our mask-making workshops we learn about three diverse types of organisms that are crucial to our woodland ecologies: Protozoa, Nematode and Arthropods.
Without these important players our world wouldn't survive!
In this workshop we show our appreciation for these incredible lifeforms by turning them into wonderful folk characters, heroes of the woods and magical guardians of life."
The workshop will be held at Artefact (1464 Pershore Road) and will commence at 12pm. The workshop will be held indoors and is suitable for all ages. Please note whilst Artefact is on the ground floor, there are no toilets for the disabled.
The artists will introduce the workshop once everyone is settled. After masks have been created, there will be a procession at 2pm down Hazelwell Road to the Kingdom Forest Garden, part of the Fruit and Nut Village growing project. The Garden is only a 7 minute walk from Artefact next to the River Rea cycle path.
"A key element of the (Fruit and Nut Village) project is to connect individuals with their communities through food growing and use of local public green spaces. People can do this through the project or through connecting with the local groups we are working with."
There will then be an artist plenary and discussion of their exciting future Woodland Games projects. Fruit and Nut Village have also kindly offered to talk about their revolutionary project, and also representatives from the National Trust will be present to talk about their Blossoms in Birmingham project to the assembled lifeforms and organisms.
After the talks, there will be the opportunity for a picnic (please bring food, drinks and blankets!) and Woodland Games. The event should finish around 4/5pm, but please feel free to enjoy Stirchley for as long as you like.
"10 to 11" is brought to you by Number 11 Arts, the federation of the ten local arts forums in the city of Birmingham, in celebration of their 11th birthday! "10 to 11" an Arts Council England funded project, and is presented in partnership with the National Trust's Blossoms in Birmingham venture, part of the legacy of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.
The event is free, and if you would like to reserve a place, please sign up to this Eventbrite form.
For more information on the '10 to 11' project:
For more information on the 'Blossoms in Birmingham' venture:
For more information on Fruit and Nut Village:
For more information on Hipkiss & Graney, specifically their 'Woodland' project:
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Artefact, 1464 Pershore Road, Birmingham, United Kingdom