Friday, January 11, 2013

Communities in Time - at Wakefield Museum

We are pleased that Wakefield Museum will again be taking part in the bi-monthly Artwalk.  We have some fantastic artists and activities planned for 2013, the first of which is taking place on Wednesday January 30th.  This month Wakefield Museum is hosting Faceless  who are celebrating the end of their Communities in Time project.  

Communities in Time has explored the different histories of communities across the Wakefield district and has been funded by the Council's Creative Partners Grant Scheme. Faceless have worked with people of all ages - from Eastmoor, Knottingley, Ferry Fryston, Airedale and Ferrybridge  - to create large scale, collaborative art works which help to tell the story of their community.  These artworks will be on display in our Special Exhibition Gallery for Artwalkers to enjoy and find out more about this fantastic project.

Create Café will once again being open for dinner with a special meal deal available for Artwalkers to enjoy, beware though – you’ll have to share your meal with some woolly friends as Create will be displaying the life-size Flock to Ossett sheep. 

Flock to Ossett - brightly coloured sheep will be invading the cafe!
Flock to Ossett was a community led arts project culminating in a summer festival in Ossett Town Centre on June 30th 2012.   The project, supported  by the Art Council, involved schools, musicians, artists and knitting clubs across the town all working towards a one day celebration parade to encourage people to “Flock to Ossett”.  Many local schools and groups made large papier-mâché sheep for the parade to celebrate the towns heritage and links to the wool trade.  For one night only, several of these sheep have made their way to Create Café, Wakefield One for the January Wakefield Artwalk. 

Wakefield Artwalk is at venues across Wakefield  including Wakefield Museum on Wednesday 30th January 5pm – 9pm (Wakefield Museum 5pm – 8pm)


  1. Hi just checking, it says Wednesday 31st - is that Wednesday 30th or Thursday 31st?

  2. Ooops, thanks for pointing that out. It is Wednesday 30th. Hope to see you there!


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