COVID19 has been hard on us all (some harder than others) and it is great to see everyone coming together to help and support. Being stuck at home is driving a lot of people a bit crazy with running out of things to do, especially families with children. Artscoop and Edgbaston Arts Forum have come together to create an online magazine at www.homemadearts.org of which you can subscribe to get creative ideas sent straight to your email every fortnight as “Arts:)Mail”.
What is ‘HomeMade Arts’ ? It’s a great new way of getting creative…be inspired by other creative people to make and do things in your own way at home.
Enjoy discovering how imaginative you can be.Discover skills you never thought you had.Come up with things that you never expected….
It’s all about you, people around you, and showing others
what you can do.
WHO’S IT FOR ? …it’s for anyone who fancies having a go at something new, no matter who you are… particularly if you think you are no good at ‘art’. It’s got nothing to do with talent: you’re creative when you choose wallpaper, make something daft with Lego, ice cupcakes in a different way, or even play noughts and crosses. So forget about ‘Art’ and let us help you discover how to create things in your own way.
WHO RUNS IT ? HomeMade Arts comes to you as a free regular posting of ARTS:)MAIL*.
*(Visit: scroll to the bottom of any page and enter your name and email to receive the Creative Things To Do in your inbox as soon as they are released)
It’s put together and circulated by us at Artscoop Central. Each issue of HomeMade Arts includes lots of ‘Things to Do’, a gallery for posting what you make, a notice-board for feed-back, and a list of other opportunities.
Soon, ARTS:)MAIL will be a place where we can all swap ideas about ‘Things To Do’. Get your regular ARTS:)MAIL and enjoy……
If you managed to make ArtsMile 2019 then it was good to see you and we hope you enjoyed the event.
It was our busiest ever and with even more going on and I’m sure next year will be even busier and more ambitious.
We are proud of what we achieved together and are happy to see so many people having fun on the day and enjoying themselves.
Here are a few highlights of the day:
Thanks to Shirley for an amazing job at organising this year’s ArtsMile. Thank you to Harborne Business Investment District for their support. Thank you to Artscoop Central for their involvement. Thank you to the amazing artists on the day. Thank you to Kyle for the video work. Thank you to Ayesha for the photography …and most importantly thank YOU for coming along.
That’s it for another year. ArtsMile 2019 was our biggest yet and we plan to be bigger next year.
Join us on the Playing Field next to Edgbaston Reservoir! (Gillot Rd entrance) Saturday 13th July 2019 12pm-4pm
EAT great food from The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham, or bring your own picnic. MAKE music in the open mic tent, knit and natter, arts and crafts activities for children and adults, horticulture. PLAY football, tug of war, obstacle course, tai chi, led bike rides, children’s exercise sessions. PLUS loads more for all ages!
The first Eat, Make, Play on the playing field in 2018 attracted 200+ people and led to the launch of our community enterprise. Now we’re bringing it back for Summer 2019 and this year will be even bigger and better. Eat, Make, Play teamed up with Artscoop Central and Use-It Urban Innovation and of course, landowners Birmingham Settlement. Come and enjoy yourself, eat some tasty food, make something cool at one of our arts and crafts workshops and play all day!
If you are on Facebook there is an event you can click to attend here or just turn up on the day.
If you’re an artist based in Birmingham, particularly in the Edgbaston Ward – we’d love to hear from you! We support and encourage artists of all specialisms to create events and do creative stuff together. Get in touch with us to find out how you can get involved. You can email us using the contact form or find us on Facebook!