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2024 New Years

Happy New Year to Our Community on ‘Our Earth’

Here’s wishing everyone health, wealth and happiness in 2024. Put these dates in your diary to attend our 2024 event ‘Our Earth’: 22nd March 23rd March 24th March Now, how to get involved before then! We’re kicking off the new year with two competitions, both of which are free for those age 18 and under.

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Mask Showcase

Summer 2023 Workshop Highlights

We had a fantastic summer. Thanks to all those that attended our workshops, it was great to see new faces and some familiar ones too. At one of our final workshops, ‘Poetry in Spinney Hill Park’ our workshop leader Dr Sabrina Mei-Li Smith created a collaborative poem with sections from all the participant’s poetry. Here

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2023 Summer Workshop Blog

Our 2023 Summer Workshop Programme has arrived!

This year we are being funded by the Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation, through their ‘Reaching People Environmental Fund’. Through our research last summer, we learned that we could reach a wider audience by offering other forms of art workshops to accompany our visual arts offering. Therefore, this year, alongside visual arts workshops led by

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A Celebration Of Biodiversity - Closing Poster

A Celebration of Biodiversity Closing Party

A Celebration of Biodiversity is coming to a close on the 15th April, and we’re going out with a bang! Our closing party is a celebration of the success of the exhibition and the project in its entirety. We’re going to enjoy the evening in style with a delightful array of musical treats presented by

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‘Bee Free’ by artist Judit Prieto

Biodiversity Open Call Exhibition & Workshops

A Celebration of Biodiversity concludes with our Biodiversity and Climate Themed International Open Call Exhibition! If you’ve been following us on social media you will have heard all about this. If you haven’t, please add us on Instagram and Facebook! We had many high-quality entries from all around the world and have now informed all

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Print.Work

Print.Work discount!

Print.Work discount! I’ve blogged before about how fantastic this printing company is. We used them to print our posters and leaflets for A Celebration of Biodiversity marketing, and I’ve used them to print my own artwork for exhibitions too. They never disappoint. They are a low carbon, planet friendly company that print on 100% recycled

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Open Call Exhibition 2023 Announcement

A New Year Message from Liz

A New Year Message from Liz (It’s about the Open Call!) Hi everyone! In case you don’t know me, I’m Liz Dyer, I’m the project manager and lead artist on the Celebration of Biodiversity Project. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for 2023, although I know that for

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Tremendous Trees Collage

Awesome Autumn!

October has been a month of tremendous trees, lovely leaves and spooky spiders! We kicked off out first workshop in October at Fosse Recreation Ground, where we took wax rubbings (known as frottage) from leaves, bark and other natural items. Liz then aided participants in creating their own frottage booklets by sewing a simple binding

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Acorn Tree Sculpture Featured

Our Outdoor Workshops and Upcoming Events

So far, we have held two workshops in local Leicester parks. The first was in Braunstone Park, after warming up, we discussed pine trees, observed images of common British trees, and participants were asked to collect pine cones. Whilst observing the trees all around us, we walked over to a majestic, old oak tree and

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Kid with awesome hat

Our August workshops were a hit!

We are proud to share that our August workshop programme was a success! Parents in the local community fed back to us about how much they had enjoyed the blend of science and art at each of the workshops, and how their children had loved learning new artistic techniques and processes alongside engaging in nature.

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Bee on flower

It’s almost time for our first event!

Lead artist, Elizabeth has been getting a little down-time out in nature (see flower and bee photo) between the extremely busy days of preparing for our August workshops, which are now all fully booked up! Here are some photos of test and demo pieces her and Shama have been working on, screen printing and paper

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Insecta Collective Print Marketing

Our Printers

First blog post We’re working hard to set up the project! Our Graphic Designer, Andi has been working overtime recently to produce our eye-catching posters and promotional materials for our first series of free, family art workshops. These will be taking place at The Highfields Centre and 125 Rally House, Leicester. You can find out

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