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Wonder-ful flowers!

26th March '13: A wonderful first workshop, full of colour and creativity, recycling plastic bottles into flowers for WAF's 'Bridge of Wonders' community art project. Both children and adults joined in and the result (see pics below) is very exciting! The next workshop is on Monday 1st April- drop in anytime between 11am and 4.30pm and be part of the art!



Bridge of Wonders: Join our FREE workshops this Easter!

Children and adults are invited to participate in the creation of a Bridge of Wonders over the footbridge on Bachelors Walk in Wicklow Town.

WORKSHOP DATES & TIMES:  Workshops will be held during the Easter school break on Monday 25th March and Monday 1st April from 11am to 4.30pm ( The completed 'Bridge of Wonders' will be installed for the festival from 24th May to 26th May )

VENUE: The Assembly Hall, Bachelors Walk, Wicklow.  Drop in and spend whatever time you have available. Be part of the art !


Needles at the ready...

Well, you knitters have been hard at work as we have three contributions to WAF's yarnbomb project in already with the promise of many more on the way! Thanks so much :) For handy tips, links to patterns & to keep up to date with the day to day progress check out the event page now on facebook & join in the conversation. Pics of all the contributions as they come in are posted on facebook & on WAF's flickr. Here's one....




WAF 2013 postcard series launched

Last week (8.02.13) Wicklow Arts Festival kicked off the start of its promotion for 2013 events with the launch of this year's series of postcards. Previous years cards have included the quirky 'Are you looking at my arts?' series and Wicklow Town river boats series.For 2013 the theme is classic Wicklow scenes with a dash of nostalgia thrown in! Thanks to marketing funding from Fáilte Ireland, WAF promotion is well underway. Here's a few pics from the launch which was glammed up by lovely model Rebecca Vard.


L-R Geoff Kane (WAF), model Rebecca Vard, Helen Maher (WAF graphic designer), Fáilte representative Colin Hindle

Let's get yarnbombing!

Thursday the 7th February, and a group of enthusiastc knitters and crafters came together for the photo launch of Wicklow Arts Festival's community yarnbomb project - A Stitch in Time...Wicklow's 400 Year Yarn. This is the very first yarnbomb to happen in Wicklow so this is a very exciting project for the many knitters and crocheters, individuals and groups in the county.

As you can tell from the hint in it's title, we're celebrating a special occasion- 400 years since Wicklow Town received it's charter. So, if you'd like to be a part of this fun and colourful event, check out details on the website's Yarnbomb page. Happy Knitting!