On 6th August Ibbison Community Center re opened after the refurbishment work was completed. The glass chandelier is up as of today. The reaction so far has been fantastic. Thank you to Colette Halstead who took time out today to hook all the glass on to the bespoke frame after working with us to create this beautiful masterpiece.
In November we completed a poster project for a Blackpool Heritage project. The posters will be displayed on the front of The King Edward picture House on Central Drive in December 2016. We worked with the community and the Hand Made Un’s Art Club participants to create two distinctive ‘Movie’ posters which make references to local history and local places.
Margaret (pictured here talking about her work) has been instrumental in designing one of the posters for the ‘King Eddie’.
At the present we are not able to put up images of the work until the posters are in-situ.
On September the 2nd we began our ‘Wise Owls’ workshops with Shabby2Chic
Art Club members from ‘Hand Made Un’s’ undertook this course with Sandra Johnson from S2C. All participants received a certificate at the end of the course.
On August 20th we were involved with the Revoe Fun Day
Mr Dee has been busy painting for the Back West Art Trail in St Annes. The results have gained many admirers and we hope to continue this work in support of St Annes and the community.
This is the most recent of the graffiti paintings done by Mr Dee.
As we usually work with community members this was an opportunity for Mr Dee to create art works using his own designs.
Boz Phillips has recently participated in the Sugar and Spite Exhibition at Blott Art Studios to coincide with the recent Rebellion Punk Festival.
Blott Art Studio exhibits the best of local artists work and is currently recruting volunteers to participate in gallery invigilation and activities.
In May we worked with
Blackpool Grand Theater
to deliver workshops to –
Bugs 2 Butterflies
Breakin’ Convention 2016
The ‘Graffiti Grannies’ created a graffiti art work with Mr Dee for ‘Breakin’ Convention’ in Blackpool this year 2016 at Matcham Court on May 16th
Photos from Monday 16th May
Photos from the ‘Graffiti Battle’ in Palatine Road Car Park
Intergenerational ‘Graffiti Battle’ 2014
Hand Made Un’s Art Club
We have set up a Facebook Page for our ‘Hand Made Un’s’ community art club. Information about past, present and future work can be found here
and includes work we did to create the glass chandelier with glass artists Colette Halstead and local residents
is ready to be mounted from the ceiling in when the center is completely refurbished Ibbison Community Center. The workshop was funded by LeftCoast as an extension to our local artists workshops in 2015/2016.
Boz and Mr Dee had some of their work on exhibition and for sale recently at Urban Arts Studio St Annes
This is an exiting new art space where we hope to be doing more work very soon. There are also opportunities for us to work with and support local businesses while working with the community.
and Boz exhibited her work at Blott Art Studio as part of the ‘Be The Banana Skin’ feminist art exhibition in May 2016
We are also currently working with
Arts Partnership Fylde to find ways to support and enhance the arts creativity and community engagement throughout Fylde.
Julia Swarbrick will continue our ongoing working partnership with local residents following her successful book making workshop in January. The project will involve working with local historian Shirley McCarten to make a handmade book. Julia will also work with local residents who remember Blackpool Central Train Station, and the Wakes Weeks to record historical events of the times gone by. Julia currently works with Blackburn Museum. The ‘Wakes Weeks’ project is part of her ongoing work.
Photo from January’s workshop. Funded by LeftCoast.
The book making extended our range of local artists workshops run for 6 months, once a month on Tuesdays Memory Lane Cafe.
One year since the opening and a ‘Live Paint’ with Mr Dee for Breakin’ Convention in May 2016 to celebrate !
The residents ‘Revoe-lution’ community choir recently performed at the King Edward on Central Drive and two local poets Walentina Ivanovna L and Kate Eggleston-Wirtz joined us for the occasion – The Shakespeare Festival week
The residents Association recently won an award for all their hard work for the community. We were very happy to accept the invitation to the event and the award presentation.
Last Legs is committed to working in partnership with local artists, community groups, organisations and businesses to promote and support health and creativity for people of all ages.
Information on all our previous activities are available on these wordpress blog pages