The Owd Towser was the perfect place for the installation of The 180 Boggards and Jenny Green teeth puppets made by local 8-14 year olds! The project has not only engaged children with the Arts through making, music and poetry but has also engaged them with local history .
A final interactive performance by Charlotte and Victoria was the icing on the cake!
How lovely to walk in to all this colour in the studio!I love it when our Art School children work BIG!
The large boards in this photo are work in progress by children aged between 9 and 12. Based on using the letters of HOPE BANK WORKS to create a composition and using colour theory to make them as eye catching as possible, the project has allowed the children to explore scale, colour and space and the physicality of painting.
Behind the boards you can see jungles made by Junior Art Club using paint, collage and monoprinting. Working on this scale has been perfect for engaging our young artists! A really physical activity!
I heard the sound track today which Charlotte Watson has created for the installation at the Owd Towser……its amazing!!
Made entirely of recordings of the children at the schools we visited the soundtrack layers the children’s voices saying words and phrases they have used to describe their Jenny Greenteeth or Boggard puppet.
Charlottes cello can also be heard amongst the voices and at times the vocals and the notes build together to create frightening and crescendos. Rhythms created by the children with sticks are also in the mix and some really great voices the children have created for their character.
Hearing the soundtrack in the Owd Towser really brought the puppets to life…and created a truly eery atmosphere!
Only a few days to go before the start of the Holmfirth Arts Festival so here’s a sneaky preview of the Jenny Greenteeth and Boggard puppets hanging in the Owd Towser…
Come and see it all finished and hear the amazing soundtrack …
soundtrack and puppets created by the children from
Scholes School, Farnley Tyas School, Netherthong School, Upperthong School, Holmfirth JI and N School and The Children’s Art School.
Opening times are
Friday 12 June 4pm – 6pm
Saturday 13 June: 1pm – 4pm
Sunday 14 June: 9.30am – 2pm
Friday 19 June: 4pm – 6pm
Saturday 20 June: 10am – 4pm with a special free performance from 12.30pm – 1.30pm – see below
Sunday 21 June: 1pm – 4pm
On Saturday 20 June, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm, the installation will be brought to life with a performance based on poetry written during the project, with performance poet Victoria and Charlotte on cello. There will be opportunities for audience participation with percussion, voices and even some dressing up. Please join us!
Great news! The lovely ‘Dinosaur world’ created by Saturday Juniors (big print and collage featuring erupting volcanoes and added dinosaurs) has been selected to be part of a National Touring Exhibition! To find out more click this link: