Showing posts from October, 2015

A Rural Review: Week 9!

Did you miss us? Like a phoenix rising from the flames, your favourite blog a Rural Review is back after a week long hiatus. In the week where apples are bobbed, spooky stories are told and sweets are given out at the drop of a witchy hat – we at Rural Arts have been busier than ever. So we have got an extra special, Sinister Rural Review for you - prepare yourselves as we recount our terrifying week and what frightfully fun activities we have coming up - mwahahahahahah! (So just to confirm – it is a normal Rural Review with the occasional Halloween-themed word…) ‘The happenings’ (See what I did there?!) Horrifying Half term Workshops Where to start with this week at the Courthouse! As a celebration of Halloween and half term each day we have had workshops happening in both the morning and the afternoon, and it has been so much fun. Alongside the amazing pictures which have been made everyday as part of the worlds biggest drawing festival ‘Big Draw’, the Rural Arts worksho

A Rural Review: Week 8!

Good Friday one and all and happy 'Rural Review' day! With every week that passes the days get shorter and chillier and we are now feeling thoroughly autumnal here at Rural Arts - and as the leaves fall from the trees, and the conker competitions start and then stop due to health and safety concerns (insert 'world gone mad' comment here) our programme gets increasingly busy as we get into the nitty gritty of all thats gone on! Why not take a look by reading below Whats been happening A week of workshops! Print making, observational drawing, ceramic pumpkins and gargoyles... The Courthouse this week has been filled with sweet sounds of making and creating. This doesn't even take into account the Kids and Adults Art Clubs, so as you can imagine we have been pretty busy in our workshop space this week. We have had all ages and abilities involved  and many wonderful things have been created. Unfortunately there isn't space to put pictures up of everything (

A Rural Review: Week 7!

Can you believe it is here again! Time flies when you are writing weekly blog posts doesn't it? But yes, it is time for another Rural Review - another chance for us to give you the lowdown on all we have done this week and then swiftly moving on to look at what we will be doing in the near future and get all excited! What's been happening #CREATEtour Taster Day On Sunday Rural Arts took over Tuned In for a day singing, song writing and all round great fun! Acclaimed jazz singer Lindsay Hannon ran two amazing sessions in Redcar as an introduction to our full #CREATEtour which is happening in late October - and to be honest the ON Tour team enjoyed being involved almost as much as the participants! If these photos inspire the jazz singer in you- fear not! We still have a few places left if you want to sign up for our #CREATEtour that is running at the end of October. If you are aged between 11-18, in the Redcar and East Cleveland area, and love singing or want to try

A Rural Review: Week 6!

Welcome back to A Rural Review! This week has seen a brand new newsletter, stone carvings, print making, an exhibition from some lovely WI ladies and urban dance... so all in all it is set to be a pretty standard blog for Rural Arts! If you this is your first time reading this blog (if so you're late - where have you been for six weeks?!) 'Rural Review' is  a light hearted look back at this week at the Courthouse and also gently points you in the direction of future events you should keep your eyes peeled for in the Rural Arts Calendar! What's been happening 'Urban Conceptz' On thursday the ON Tour team made the trip down to Doncaster to see the dance company Urban Conceptz perform their dance double bill - 'Inside my mind' and 'The Present Perspective' at the Cast. It was a great evening and so exciting to see a packed out theatre for an emerging company. It was great to see cutting-edge, contemporary dance at a fantastic new venue, and