Attend an unmissable craft extravaganza, the ‘Theatre of Making’ on Sunday 18th November to start the party season off with a swing. A day of free craft demonstrations and workshops, this fantastic event will bring some of the country’s finest artists and crafts makers to the area to show you how to make clothes, toys and decorations. Perfect for a fun family day out.
Learn how to celebrate in style, weaving a festive wreath with willow artist Angela Morley or crafting a willow lantern with visual artist Debbie Antonowicz.
For the neat-fingered there’s the chance to fashion a glamorous hair accessory or fun party headgear with couture milliner Sarah Cant.
If clothes or fabrics are for you, then screen-print a unique design on a T shirt or silk scarf with textile artist Dawn Dupree or embellish your favourite garment with textile artist Alison Willoughby.
For decorations you can try Mandeep Dhiman’s glorious techniques with a variety of media or make a shining star with silversmith Ndidi Ekubia.
Any members of the family who want a contrast can join a gloriously loud workshop with automata-maker Robert Race, making noisy toys.
Plus to complete the day, learn how to dance the Charleston and Lindy hop with music provided by the sizzling Bees Knees, plus there’s wild Dixieland jazz from Tula and the Bakelites.
Sure to be a winner with visitors, chocolatier Jennifer Lindsey-Clark will be giving demonstrations, showing visitors how to make glorious decorations with chocolate – from simple things like chocolate jazzies that children can make at home with their parents, to, more impressive and complicated items such as decor transfers using cocoa butter screen printed sheets from France, moulded chocolate shapes and curls. To complete this mouth-watering prospect, Jennifer will answer questions and “of course offer little tasters to people as they pass by.”
Della Ware, your hostess for the day, has time travelled from 1935 when the De La Warr Pavilion was commissioned. Della, the creation of Linda King, will encourage participants to kindle their creative embers in the spirit of stylish celebration and to thoroughly enjoy the experience.
Refreshments are available. Bookings open at 10am and it’s worth coming early to secure your place. Entrance and demonstrations are free, but there will be a small charge per workshop of £3 (adults) and £2 (children) to cover the cost of materials. The workshops are suitable for adults, families and children over 5 years old.
For more information contact De La Warr on 01424 229 111
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