idle women's summer invitation 19 June - 24 August 2017
idle women's summer invitation hosts nine short residencies with creative women from across the UK and beyond who responded to an open invitation to stay on-board the tailor made floating arts centre in exchange for offering an activity for others to join.
The inspired range of invitations includes spoon carving, fortune telling and visual journalling amongst many others. Please come aboard and try something new in the friendly and informal setting on the narrow boat, the Selina Cooper.
All events are for women aged 18+ and are free. Spaces are extremely limited so please book via Eventbrite below.
Stained glass window making Linda Grieve showed participants how to cut glass and make stained glass panels,
Photographic portraits Women learned how to take simple natural portraits in Janette Scott's photography workshop.
Women's portraits Raksha Patel created painted portraits of working women.
Visual journaling practice Explore the pleasure and self-expression of visual journals with Sheree Angela Mathews. Wed 12 July, 6-8pm
Fortune Telling Fortune telling crystal ball readings for women who cross Karen and Nancy's palms with silver or just a penny if skint. Thu 27 July 4-6pm
Drawing/painting retreat Join Natalie for an un-facilitated day to draw or paint in the supportive company of other women, on the boat or towpath. Bring your own materials, though basic supplies will be provided Sat 5 Aug 10.30-3.30
Wooden spoon carving Alana will show you how to carve spoons and other things from green wood. Axes, knives and wood provided. Wed 16 Aug 2-5pm Thu 17 Aug 2-5pm
Protest banner making Power to you! Make your own protest banner with Parveen, or put some bunting around what you want to holler about. Wed 23 Aug 6-8pm