Sharon Campbell and Rachel Ramchurn today organised a creative workshop for children at the Levenshulme Quadrants, using clay and other natural materials for modelling treasures.
Ali Gadeema and Martin Visceral, spoken word artists, helped to create poems to accompany the treasures in the ‘Gallery of Gilded Frames’ that Sharon Campbell was curating, while Rachel Ramchurn offered some hands-on clay experience making tiny treasures inspired by nature that could also go in the gallery. The works of art were made by a huge variety of ages.
The sun shone and there was a great turn-out of families taking part. Members of the Friends had prepared the ground beforehand, and were on hand as stewards and gazebo constructors on the day. Members of Incredible Edible Levenshulme had weeded the vegetable beds and offered planting advice to children and their parents. Many children also used the wild stretch of shrub land towards Broom Lane for hide-and-seek and tree-climbing! Sharon writes, “What a splendid day! We had a really good turn-out and were busy all day. The overall feel of the day, in the gorgeous October sunshine, was a buzzing community event…A huge thank you to all those involved.” More pictures are here.