Friends of Chinley Park Celebratory Day!
Jim Lampard led an afternoon of music making at the Picnic in the Park in Chinley Park on Saturday 30th June 2012. Weird and wonderful scrap musical instruments were made under Jim’s expert guidance.
Hadfield, Padfield and Tintwistle Intergenerational project
Intergenerational poetry: The poems were part of a final day for the HPTI project which was all about different generations working and learning together, film work, games, challenges were all part of the process of this project and participants put in a lot of work, ideas and energy. The upshot was that stereotypes were challenged and young and old got to learn and develop thier skills together. The poetry created reflects both the project and ideas about generations, thanks to everyone that took part, the project was a real inspiration.
Young and old come to meet
Session 1 was a real treat
Introductions who am I?
Quizzes, games no one was shy
As time went by relations grew
People joined together to learn something new
Valued others shared their knowledge
Is this an intergenerational college?
The week flew by we’ve almost done
And yet as always this session is fun
We celebrate, write poetry and rhyme
I hope we’ll meet again another time
Fixed in monochrome
Preserved for the future
No colour film then
Intergenerational working in theHighPeak
Based on wartime- memories to seek
Two generations to bring together
During summer holidays, despite winter weather
Older and younger, never met before
Offer a warm welcome to all at the door
Lunch is served at the start of each session
Before fun activities and sharing of treasured possessions
Start with an icebreaker to get to know names
Followed by a series of competitive games
Activities that all can participate and share
Regardless of age, ability or cares.
New friendships and relationships start to develop
Trust, respect and understanding of each
A sharing of knowledge, life and culture
Expectations, hopes, future dreams to reach
Week 5 already end of the project
Did we achieve what we hoped to achieve
We’ve made new friends bonded and gelled
Explained wartime objects, stories told
We’ve captured the sessions in sound and vision
We’ve recorded the memories in picture and film
Thanks to the techies Jordan and Sam
Two of the most friendly, talented men
It’s a pity to finish, a real shame to end
We hope you’ve enjoyed the time that you’ve spent
With us here on Fridays during the summer
Making new friends, having fun and in charlotte and Morgan’s case
“Being quiz runners.”
There was silence in the air
The wind and rain had stopped
The thought of Christmas sad
Away from home and family
The food we had was bad.
No longer guns were heard
No smoke, no screams, no mud
We played the game with the enemy
Shared food and drink and love
Now the day is over the
Guns and smoke begin
The killing and the maiming
How stupid it all seems
Why must we war and fight
Can talk and reason be?
Let people live in harmony
Good friends respect and love
Maybe then we will learn to respect
The power above.
Fun Relay Quizzes
Racing against each other
Running towards Lynn
BEING 15… in
Left school in ankle socks to start work at the Pan Yan Pickle factory £2 per week. Nightmare of mouldy clogs and overalls. Still played out at night
Got my last doll, not grown up yet but after that no more Dolls.
Got my first job £14 per week, had to give £10 to Mum.
Mobile phones, laptops, hair dye, make up, clothes,
Boyfriends, parties, family and friends. Girls like cars and money.
HPCA is currently working in Partnership with Leicester University to look at what people think about the community in Glossop. We are running arts workshops with groups and we are planning a couple of open sessions at Glossop Market. The market sessions are open to anyone , we will be creating cartoons and maps for the day and asking for your thoughts, the dates for this are October 19th and 20th 2012.
The idea is to gather stories, thoughts, feelings about Glossop and its community. If you have anything you want to contribute to the project then why not get in touch. There will be an exhibition in January 2013 for this project we are currently inviting people to contribute something to this project exhibition, it can be poetry, painting, drawing, photography etc. Please contact us for more information the deadline for submissions is November 30th 2012. email email@example.com for more details.
JULY 15th 2012
This event was a great one to be involved with, not only because it was a celebration of all the hard work that people in Padfield had done to create a fantastic play park, but also because it was the first Yurt event so far this summer where the sun shone!
Local Storyteller Gordon McLellan provided some fantastical stories inside the Yurt adding another dimension to this fun filled family event. There were games, races, circus skills, acoustic music, treasure trails and much much more. There was also a great sense of achievement and community. people living locally had not only organised the event but had worked to create the play park, it really was a smashing event to be part of and well done to everyone that took part in the play park project and the day.
June 29th 2012
This event was a great sucess for everyone that took part, performed and came down on the day to see the Torch go by.
In the Yurt we made flags and olympic rings with lots and lots of excited and eager children, some great designs came out of the day and later the flags waved the Torch on and stood out in the crowds. Artist Amanda Whewell made some fabulous rings and the yurt stayed busy from opening time right through to 5.15pm when the Torch arrived. In all over 300 children took part in the activitesin the build up to the Torch.
Afterwards in the sunny evening post Torch procession, Storyteller Shonaleigh, did a fantastic job of engaging children in a wonderful world of stories and adventures from around the world. The yurt stayed very busy with over 1oo children listening in, but it was a more relaxed pace than the earlier session and everyone got to enjoy the tales. We finished the event at 7.00pm and all in all it was a great day, plenty to do and great food to eat as well as some fantastic art and stories. Well done to everyone and thanks to Terry and Alister from HPBC for all their support.
Pictures from the Olympic Torch event held at Buxton Pavillion Gardens, June 29th 2012
Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK) works in Belarus, the country most heavily affected by the nuclear disaster of 1986.
Local groups throughout Britain host children and teenagers for recuperative holidays away from their contaminated homeland. Many of these children are in remission from cancer and we also supply medicines for the cancer hospital in Minsk and support the children’s home hospice movement.
This year on July 27th 2012 HPCA provided a 2 hour workshop for children visiting the High Peak from Chernobyl and their host families.
We made masks, cartoons, collage and games with children enjoying the activities and mums and dads from Russia and the High Peaks getting a chance to talk and share experiences as well as having a well earned cup of tea and a biscuit.
Artist Paul Gent led the session, children engaged and played and we even practiced a little Russian with varying degree of success. The families went on to enjoy a boat trip in Whaley Bridge after the arts session. The workshop took place in the Mechanics Institute in Whaley Bridge and a big thanks to them, we had great facilities for our activities and for all the children and families to enjoy themselves.
Young people from the Dreamscheme in Fairfield worked hard all afternoon, to capture the spirit of Buxton on 29th June. They had prepared themselves with photography skills and interview questions to find out what people thought about the historic moment as the Olympic flame entered the town.
A reported 15,000 people flooded the town centre to see the International Market, High Peak Community Arts’ Yurt and highlights from the Buxton Fringe Festival.
The young reporters grabbed interviews with Olympic officials and local torch bearers. They were snapped with the mayor and gathered their own reflections on the day.
The Whaley Bridge Water festival is a fantastic opportunity for families with children of all ages and makes for a great weekend that includes local bands, dance, stalls, animal and bird shows, a traditional Punch and Judy show, traction engine displays and fairground rides.
This year HPCA took its wonder yurt out to add to the entertainment with local artist Jim Medway who specialises in comic book making and cartoons leading a great workshop getting everyone drawing their very own Whaley Bridge Water Festival Cartoon Character.
The rain came down, but the yurt held up and Jim helped over 150 children and adults create cartoon creatures great and small.
Some of the creatures created at Whaley Bridge, well done to all the budding artists and many thanks to Jim Medway.
We want to put a call out to gather as much footage as we can from the crowds that witness the event, and use it to create a piece of film to remember the day. You may meet some of the roving reporters from Residents of Fairfield Association Dreamscheme – they will be out and about taking pictures and interviewing people who they meet.
So if you shoot some footage that looks good, and you want to share it with the project, these are your instructions:
1) Upload the footage to Youtube.
2) In the title field include the words “Buxton OTR sharing video”.
3) In the description include the phrase “I agree for this footage to be used in the sharing film”. By using this phrase you are agreeing to High Peak Community Arts using the footage, editing it and sharing the results both online and as part of their arts programme.
4) Also in the description include the phrase “Credit: YOUR NAME” – we will credit all contributions at the end of the finished film, if you don’t include a credit name we will use your Youtube username.
Alternatively you can visit us on the day in the Pavilion Gardens building, by the coffee bar, or get in touch with Sophie at High Peak Community Arts on 01663 744 516, and we can arrange another way to collect your contribution.
Rehearsals for this year’s show “Going for Gold” are taking place in High Lea Park, St Mary’s Road, New Mills, SK22.
We extend a warm open invitation to come along to watch live theatre in the making.
9 professional actors will be creating animal characters in preparation for the show at the Buxton Festival Fringe in July. Charlie Cockerel, Derek the Dog, Liliana Llama, Shirley Sheep, Pippa Pony, Puppy Blaze and Farmer Jack and his wife Jill, and a puppet show.
“Going for Gold” is the inspirational story of Derek the sheepdog’s dream of winning the “Derbyshire Dales Olympics” and introduces the enthusiastic but unfocussed sheepdog puppy Blaze as he learns the skill of good attention, how to be focussed, overcoming obstacles, teamwork and a show stopping puppet show of “The Hare and the Tortoise.”
The theme for the show is how to be a champion.
We will be rehearsing in the open sided ‘Yurt’ tent from 10am – 5pm on Friday 22nd June, Saturday 23rd June and Sunday 24th June and again on Wednesday 4th July, Thursday 5th July and Friday 6th July.
We invite you to join us, just come along and watch or bring paper and draw pictures, a great opportunity for creating stories. No need to book, just turn up.
Little Giants Theatre create logical, engaging, interactive stories enabling children to make sense of their lives and the world they live in, delivered with great care, comedy, music and songs, theatre for children age 3-7.
Nominated for the “Best for Families” award at Buxton Festival Fringe in 2011.
We do hope you will come and visit us at what promises to be a unique opportunity to see live theatre in the making.
For further information telephone 01663 740993 and ask for Kate or Call HPCA on 01633 744516