Date

Saturdays from 23 July to 3 September 2022

Price

Free (no booking required)

Venue

Weston Artspace
73 High Street
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1HE

Climate Carnival Arts Workshops 

Workshop sessions that creatively explore environmental topics and sustainable themes, using reclaimed, re-used, ethically sourced materials to create spectacular flags, banners, costumes, headdresses, props, instruments for the climate carnival. 

An opportunity for the wider Weston community to create together, whilst debating ideas, developing wider perspectives and creative solutions to action on climate change.

The sessions will be facilitated by local artists alongside larger-scale carnival workshops to work towards the climate carnival and procession event, when you can join in and party along in a finale filled with music, dance and roller-skaters in Weston’s Italian Gardens on 11 September.

These free community art workshops for all ages take place throughout summer: Come along to just one workshop or all of them; the choice is yours.

Carnival Arts: If not now, when?

Saturday August 6, 11am-3pm

Drop-in

Stand up to climate change and get your message heard by creating your own banners, protest posters and placards and raise awareness for positive environmental social change. 

Led by local artist and art-activist Karen Blake. 

Workshop participants are invited to bring along their creations and take part in a procession as part of our Climate Carnival on 11 September. More here.

Carnival Arts: Gone Fishing 

Saturday 13 + Sunday 14 August, 11am-3pm

Drop-in 

Create and make extraordinary models of animal skeletons and sea creatures in different shapes and sizes inspired by the infamous XR Skeletons, and explore ways in which we can all contribute to protecting endangered species. 

Make your own small fish from a tetra pak carton, and contribute to building a huge skeletal creature that will be the main feature at Weston’s upcoming climate carnival. 

The workshop is led by sculptural artist Alistair Lambert

Workshop participants are invited to bring along their creations and take part in a procession as part of our Climate Carnival on 11 September. 

More here

Carnival Arts: The Walking Forest

Saturday 20 Augus, 11am-3pm 

Drop-in

Reach for the skies and create incredible towering forest hats that explore the significant role trees play in helping to reduce the effects of climate change. 

The workshop is led by master hat-maker Jeremy Hughes.

Workshop participants are invited to bring along their creations and take part in a procession as part of our Climate Carnival on 11 September. More here

Carnival Arts: Literati: Trash Sound Makers + Scrap Costumes

Saturday 27 August, 11am-1pm + 2pm-4pm 

Drop-in

Create handmade musical instruments out of recycled materials and take part in the Literati bicycle-powered scrap trash percussion orchestra, and jam together as part of the Climate Carnival parade. 

For the second workshop of the day, you will get to create your own imaginative scrap costumes for the parade.

The workshops are led by Literati who inspire and enable communities to take action on environmental and social challenges through the arts.

Workshop participants are invited to bring along their creations and take part in a procession as part of our Climate Carnival on 11 September. More here.

 

This activity has been developed by the SEE MONSTER Think Tank community initiative.