Saturday 22ndJune – Fly the Flag Week
Fly the Flag Week was dedicated to exploring human rights issues, with discussions about what human rights means and the different areas of our lives they affect. We hosted a free event to create your very own flags and paper characters, which were exhibited in the courtroom.
The young people from our weekly Art Club got involved too, and painted some colourful and powerful flags which were also in the exhibition.
23rdJune – Countryfile
We welcomed Presenter Tom Heap to Heart and Craft, our free arts workshop for over 50s, where he interviewed one of the participants, Joan. Our Director Max May was also interviewed about the importance of funding the arts in rural areas. It was a proud moment for us to see Rural Arts presented to such a wide audience, and have the chance to talk about the work we do alongside rural communities. The programme is still available on BBC iPlayer (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00069kg/countryfile-lincolnshire) for those of you who missed it!
“It was great to see our regulars enjoying the session, and to share the lovely things we do here with a wider audience. And I was glad to see Joan have her starring moment!” – Sorcha, Workshops Manager
“It was great to see Countryfile take an interest in Heart and Craft… and to also get a look behind-the-scenes on how they film the show!” – Namita, Marketing Officer
“A lot of the work we do comes from a health perspective. It’s about using arts to make people’s lives, day to day, better.” – Max, Director of Rural Arts Thirsk
We launched our new brochure!