Wednesday 19 August 2015

The Small Library of Big Ideas

Artist Phiona Richards and I will be starting our new Open Book Project for Transported in Boston as The Eloquent Fold. We are really excited to be back in Boston and South Holland and can't wait to meet and make with you!

The project is called A Small Library of Big Ideas and we are hoping to create a selection of small, handmade books to serve as a creative resource. We hope to give people skills, informations, links and confidence to form groups, develop ideas, dream dreams and keep exciting arts activities happening in the future. 

Join us for  the free sessions in Boston Library 
on 25th Aug, 1st, 15th and 22nd Sept 
between 10am and 1pm.

We will have lots of lovely materials to use and skills to share. 
The activities will be fun and a great way to get to know 
other members of your local community!

The Plan

Participants will make two books. One to fill in the library, one to take away and hopefully fill will ideas from friends and family. 

Each book has 14 loose pages each page can be filled with:-
WHAT? - Ideas for arts activities or dream arts activities

WHO?- Information about the skills local people may have that can be harnessed, shared or bought in to make more art happen. This is also a place to put information about artists and groups who have skills, experience and the drive to make great art happen.

WHERE? Share ideas for venues, spaces where art can happen

HOW? We will create pages showing how an arts group can be formed. Who might be able to help get a group started.Where and how funding might be secured.

The pages will be filled during the Library sessions and can be continued at home, you can see the sample book in Boston Library or explore its pages here. If you can't make it to the sessions or if you are creative profeeional, artist / craftsperson and would like your ideas, skills or work to be represented we can send you pages to fill and return to us. Or you can make your own 11cm x 15 cm pages from your own  papers and send them to us or pop into the library and join us a bit of creative Brewing Up - a cuppa and some conversation!

For updates follow The Eloquent Fold Facebook Page

Make & Do Books

The Eloquent Fold will also be creating a Make and Do book for each Library they work in and a series of kits that people can make and do in the Library, so creativity will continue in the Libraries after The Eloquent Fold have left the building! 

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