We had a fantastic journey of contemporary art for families in NW Leicestershire and Derbyshire. So thank you to everyone who came along, you really made it a fun day of creativity. Keep an eye on the gallery, we'll be adding photographs from Flaming Skirt Festival 2015 soon.
It is only 7 days until the Flaming Skirt Festival kicks off more contemporary art fun in Amber Valley, Derbyshire. Queenie (pictured) will be hosting a pop-up game show, there will be energetic performances from Lindsey Warnes-Carroll, surprise on the bus activities with Sophie Cero, a creative walk with Miles & Dacombe, fashion construction with Charlotte Ashman and much, much more.
Plus, don't forget all participants will be entered into a prize draw to win a limited edition outdoor art kit!
We'd love to see you there, it's a fantastically creative day for all the family. So make sure you don't miss the... bus – for more information click here!
photograph: Trudy Cleaver
Well, the Flaming Skirt Festival contemporary art day in NW Leicestershire was a brilliant experience. We had cafe treats, Queenie's chat, made flaming red paper boats and sailed them in the canal. We lit up the historical dark of the lime kilns, made observations on the bus, devised a special Snibston story, had even more refreshments and discussed the day over coco pops, sugar and jelly babies.
In 10 days time it will be Derbyshire's turn for these Flaming Skirt Festival delights and more. We'd love all the crowdfunding backers to see the reality of the Flaming Skirt Festival. There's still time to book a seat if you haven't already.
And I haven't forgotten your crowdfunding backer rewards. Here is the large THANK YOU that sailed around NW Leicestershire displayed on the bus; it will make another appearance in Derbyshire on June 28th.
Photograph: Trudy Cleaver
With just a couple of days till the first of this year’s two Flaming Skirt Festivals, we’ve got some exciting news about a fantastic Flaming Skirt Festival prize draw!
Drum roll please!
Everyone who jumps on board and comes along to the Flaming Skirt Festival in NW Leicestershire on Sun 7th June, or Derbyshire on Sun 28th June will be entered into a prize draw. All participants will have the chance to win one of these limited edition Outdoor Art Kits, designed and hand made by artists Miles and Dacombe, full of inspiration and creative activities to do when exploring the outdoors. Names will be pulled out of a hat and one person from each walk will win the kit.
So make sure you're there for a great family day out and the chance to win!
Photograph (right) by Jo Dacombe.
Flaming Skirt Festival is always an incredibly unique day trip – a family day out, a grown-up play day, a creative adventure travelling around venues in the local area. It’s about having fun and giving people the space to think about the area differently – creatively, inspirationally and excitedly.
Our home here in the heart of the UK has a wonderful industrial heritage, but can now sometimes get overlooked. Flaming Skirt Festival wants to help change that. We’re looking at our locality with fresh eyes to celebrate this great place to live. And we want people who don’t live here to say "YES this is a great place to visit and work".
We’ve found that there are few contemporary arts projects and a limited range of activities for families. So we want this to be the start of something new.
What would you like to see and do here?
Find out more, come along and get the creative wheels in motion!
We're excited to reveal that we've reached our crowdfunding target! So here's a massive thank you for helping us to bring a wonderful contemporary art festival to rural locations in NW Leicestershire and Derbyshire. It will be a fantastic day of art – we look forward to seeing you there.
The countdown is on and we need your support. There’s only one day left to pledge a donation in support of the Flaming Skirt Festival. It’s easy to donate and help us take exciting contemporary art to rural communities in NW Leicestershire and Derbyshire.
There are some wonderful original artist-created rewards for everyone who donates:
- Hand-made Flaming Skirt Festival tote bag
- Set of original artist-drawn postcards
- Workshop day with contemporary artist, Sally Lemsford
So please share this post with your friends, get involved and pledge today here: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/flaming-skirt-festival
This Saturday, Flaming Skirt Festival artists Lindsey Warnes-Carroll and Sally Lemsford will be at Ashby Arts Festival in NW Leicestershire.
The colourful duo (in flaming yellow attire) will be doing a walkabout performance. They may do a tap dance, they may give you this season’s latest sticker accessory! So pop along, say hello, be entertained and book your place on the Flaming Skirt Express – taking you to the Flaming Skirt Festival contemporary arts event in Derbyshire and NW Leicestershire.
Photograph by Lucy Peel.