There are a variety of additional events at this year's Create Longridge which the team hope will encourage as many people as possible to be involved on the day. Please keep up to date with news on these "fringe events" by following us on Twitter and Facebook or by our regular features in Live Ribble Valley and the Longridge News.

The fringe so far comprises:

Children’s Art Classes and Pottery at St Wilfrid's Primary School

At St Wilfrid's Primary School a number of events are taking place. Following last year’s enormous success, there will again be art classes for children aged 5 – 11 years, with the new theme "The terraces of Longridge". One session will be held in the morning and one in the afternoon. The classes will feature a number of creative skills included painting, sketching, textile work and montage.

Also at St Wilfrid's there will be three sessions of pottery. Lead by professional potter and former CBeebies presenter Lizi Pickup, the sessions will be for children aged 9 - 13 years. The pottery classes were the first to sell out last year and are sure to be popular again. Lizi will be leading the classes in making air-dried clay models and will also allow all the participants to get their hands on the potter’s wheel. All the work completed will be available for the children to take home and we are delighted to be working with someone of Lizi's standing.

A small charge will apply for these events and registration beforehand is via Longridge Gallery.

 

Fauvist painting workshop at St Wilfrid’s Primary School

Longridge teacher Laura Dent will be leading one class aimed at those aged 13 to adult. Fauvism was a short-lived French painting movement which emphasized painterly qualities and strong colour over realistic values. Laura will use the Longridge landscape as the basis of each composition and the attendees will be invited to find their inner “wild beasts” (French for Les Fauves). “This class should be a lot of fun,” says Laura. “We are not expecting the participants to be landscape or urban painters as they can use pre-prepared templates. We just want everyone to explore bold and vibrant colours and how that can transform an otherwise everyday scene.” The participants will be able to take home the results of their labour.

A small charge will apply for this event and registration beforehand is via Longridge Gallery.

 

Art and Craft activities at Barnacre Road Primary School

At Barnacre Road Primary School children aged 3 – 6 years are invited to drop-in at any time between 9:30am and 11am and take part in a range of art and craft activities lead by teachers from the school. The school welcomes parents to have a look around its facilities while the children are fully engaged and getting creative. This is the youngest age group we’ve ever catered for and the participants should be ready for Create Longridge 2032!

There is no charge for this event. Just turn up and enjoy!

Woodcraft at Barnacre Road Primary School

Also at Barnacre Road there will be two sessions of woodcraft. Lead by professional woodworker Peter Marsden, the sessions will be for children aged 7 - 11 years. Peter has years of experience in this field and will be leading the classes in making wooden models, working with traditional tools and techniques. All the work completed will be available for the children to take home and we are delighted to be working with Peter for the first time. Please note that some of the tools are sharp and responsible adults will be asked to declare any health conditions of the children in advance.

A small charge will apply for this event and registration beforehand is via Longridge Gallery.

 

David Bowie frieze at Future Sound Music

Our great friends at Future Sound Music on Warwick Street are once again joining the Create Longridge fringe with a superb activity. Longridge artist Robert Parkinson will create a large scale outline mural of the legendary David Bowie on one of the Future Sound walls. Everyone, young and old, is invited to come along and “paint in” the mural. You can leave your mark on the Longridge art and music scene for years to come!

This is a drop-in event and no charge will be applied but it will be great fun to see this collaborative work come together and be completed on Create Longridge day.

 

Urban Art at Longridge Library

Longridge Community Arts will be leading this drop-in event for everyone up to 17 years. Lead by a professional urban artist, participants will be invited to create their own urban artwork on large scale boards in the library grounds. “Whenever we have led these classes previously students have absolutely loved it. Their imaginations run wild and we finish with the most incredible, expressive work”. The participants will be able to take home the results of their labour.

There is no charge for this event which will run from 11am to 2pm.

 

Oh Sew Crafty collaborative textile working

Following the huge success of the previous three year’s collaborative textile work we are thrilled that Cath Reid from Oh Sew Crafty will again lead our textile enthusiasts in a new collaborative venture. The theme of this year's work is a mosaic style multi-textile collage. Cath really wants to focus on the young people of Longridge being the main participants this year but all adults are welcome to drop in, add to the work and help and guide the younger needleworkers. The Create Longridge team is extremely grateful once again to Cath.

There is no charge for this activity, just come along to Crafty Cottage on Stanley Street, take part and enjoy.

The fringe events add an enormous amount to the day and we hope that you are able to get involved. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us.