Weekend workshops to create art for Fossil Festival

LYME Regis Development Trust – organisers of the annual Fossil Festival – are hoping to to include young people from the local community in making artwork for this year’s event. 

A lantern procession celebrating the birthplace of palaeontology will kick off the festival on May 3 2019, and young people will be able to make artwork to feature in the event during upcoming workshops.

On January 26 and 27 there will be willow and tissue icthyosaurs workshops with Sarah Butterworth. These will create two-metre long lanterns to be illuminated in the parade along Lyme Regis seafront, to be held at dusk on Friday, May 3.

The workshop costs £8 for the whole weekend, running from 10am to 3pm each day, and is limited to 20 places.

On Saturday, February 2, Alison Bowskill will be leading a print-making workshop on the theme of fossils, with sessions available from 10am to 12.30pm, or 1.30pm to 4pm.

Sessions cost £5 per person and a selection of the prints will be exhibited in the Town Mill galleries during the Fossil Festival.

Sarah Thomas from the Town Mill Arts Group will lead a banner-making workshop on Saturday, March 2 to create large painted banners that will be displayed outside the Marine Theatre and the Town Mill Malthouse during the festival.

On Saturday, March 16 a prehistoric fish headdress and mask-making workshop will be held with Darrell Wakelam, with work created also to be used in the lantern parade. This workshop will cost £8 per person with only 20 spaces available.

All the art events will take place at The Hub in Church Street. Book a place online at www.fossilfestival.co.uk or by calling in to The Hub office.

Concessions are available. For details of concessions or any other information, call Helen at Lyme Regis Development Trust on 01297 445021.

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