HOLMFIRTH ARTS FESTIVAL 2015
This project sees 200 local children imagining local folklore characters, Jenny Greenteeth and the Holmfirth boggard.
Artist Chloe Williams, musician Charlotte Watson and poet Victoria Garbutt have worked with 5 local schools and children at The Children’s Art School to create 200 puppet heads and to write and record chants and rhythms to create an installation in Homfirth’s old prison- the’Owd Towser.
The children were introduced to Jenny Greenteeth through a poem written by Victoria Garbutt..
and to the Holmfirth Boggard through this film by Philip Lofas, created for the first Holmfirth Film Festival,
The children imagined and created puppets using screwed up newspaper and masking tape
Inspired by Charlottes beautiful cello soundscapes and Victorias poetry the children explored words and rhythms to describe their puppets
Chants and rhythms were recorded to be used as part of the final installation.
Look out for these hideous naughty characters incarcerated in the Owd Towser throughout the Holmfirth Arts Festival.
And you can catch Charlotte and Victoria performing live music and poetry on Sunday 21st June
Check out our regular updates about the project on our blog