Public Event

Festival Sunday

Sunday 10th September

Spon Spun Art Trail 2017 and The Big Party Picnic!

Visitors to Festival Sunday will be treated to a wealth of artwork and events celebrating the community and heritage of Spon End.

Art Trail: 12-4pm (Albany Theatre, Watch Museum and Weaver’s House open at 11am)

Big Party Picnic: 4:30 – 6:30pm, Sovereign Row Park (also known as Butts Park or Broomfield Park)

The Art Trail takes in 22 venues around the area and includes newly commissioned work from the Talking Birds, David Dewis, Antonio Roberts, HA (Rob Hamp and Andrea Hannon), and writer Kindy Dayal.  Find the fabulous fruits made in community workshops with artist Ruth Spaak and the the Spon End Big Draw led by local artist and poet Mary Courtney.  Don’t miss The Singing Sock of Spon End, excerpts of Paul Nolan’s new play The Window, Crafty Blokes from The Men’s Shed and wonderful ceramic work and poetry by Spongate Primary pupils. In the centre of the trail you’ll find local artist Karina Koskina with some ideas for next year’s logo, as well as Chloe and Daryl from our partner Sustrans, and information about all the local organisations involved in the Festival.  This is also where you can vote in The Visitor’s Choice.  Go here to find out more about all the artists on the trail.

The Trail is part of Heritage Open Days, taking in Holyhead Studios on Lower Holyhead Road (the Victorian Friend’s Meeting House), the Watch Museum, the Weaver’s House, St John’s Church, The Old Windmill Inn, Spongate Primary School, Spon End Fish Shop, The Rose Community Centre, Wellington Gardens, Oasis Cafe, Koco Community Resource Centre, The Albany Theatre, the Broomfield Tavern, The Old Dyer’s Arms,  Arti-Parti, IDP and more!  Look out along the trail for displays of weaving from the Weavers’ Workshop and poetry from Spongate Primary pupils.  Children’s trail activities can be collected from Holyhead Studios, The Albany Theatre, The Weaver’s House, Koco Community Resource Centre, The Rose Community Centre and location 12 on Upper Spon Street.

Following the Art Trail there will be the final celebration of the Festival at the Big Party Picnic in the lovely Sovereign Row Park (also known as Butts Park or Broomfield Park).  All welcome with musical entertainment provided from The Upsiders and delicious soup, bread and cheese free from Spon Spun.

No booking required.


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