On Tuesday 23rd October in The Holgate Gallery, our resident artist was Betty Ching. Betty usually works with jewellery and plastics, but the theme of today’s activity was Stamping and Inking. People who came to join us were encouraged to use ink pads and different kinds of stamps to create all sorts of different designs, which were then displayed on the Gallery wall. Trees, birds, helicopters and flowers featured strongly in the morning, but by the afternoon there were lots of witches and pumpkins. The art looked spectacular, and loads of people had a go at doing something a bit different.
The Big Draw week in Hucknall, launched at 10am on Saturday 20th October, with various venues across Hucknall joining together to "Fly The Flag for Hucknall"
One of these venues is our own Gallery on Baker Street. On Saturday, we welcome artist Anna Roebuck, who ran a "recycled art" project throughout the day. The idea was to use bits and pieces of "junk" to create a piece of art work. Different people dropped in between 10am and 4pm to have a go, and to add their own drawing to the expanding piece of work. Everybody said how much fun it was to sit down and to have a go.
On October 17th The Holgate School hosted the third annual Primary School Concert which included students from Holgate and from 6 of our Feeder Schools. The concert was a celebration of music, with each school singing 2 songs of their choice and then a final group song featuring all 142 students.