Friday 24 - Monday 27 August 2018

Times vary - check event details

OPEN WEEKEND - HADLEIGH OLD FIRE STATION

Hadleigh Old Fire Station (HOFS) will hold an Open Weekend over four days this August Bank Holiday Weekend.


The weekend will showcase the fantastic variety of activities and creative work that happens at HOFS and to inspire everyone to get involved. Ranging from a pop-up cinema, community choir, and artist-led workshops, to jazz and local history sessions.


Activities are free and will appeal to all ages (children under 16 need to be accompanied).


We’re proud to be part of the 10th anniversary Essex Summer of Art


Keep up-to-date with events and activities at www.facebook.com/HadleighOldFireStation

Join the conversation @HOFSHadleigh on Twitter & Instagram #HOFSOpen #ExploreEssex #ArtsEssex 


SEE BELOW FOR EVENTS & ACTIVITIES FORMING PART OF 

HADLEIGH OLD FIRE STATION OPEN WEEKEND 2018

Friday 24 August 2018

4pm - 5pm

CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOPS (for ages 4-11)

Hadleigh Old Fire Station, Appliance Hall

FREE, registration required (see below)


*ROLL UP, ROLL UP*

Come and try spinning a plate, juggle scarves, hula a hoopla, and more at our circus Taster workshop.


We've teamed up with Seaside Circus whose mission is to show how circus can be used in a variety of ways.

To encourage focus, co-ordination, self confidence, communication, creativity, body awareness and more.


Circus can be for everyone

It really has no limits and its fun!


Limited spaces are available, registration required

Register now via Eventbrite

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/circus-taster-workshop


Friday 24 August 2018

6.30 for 7pm start

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Our popular Pop-up Cinema evening returns for Hadleigh Old Fire Station's Open Weekend 2018. 


Programme as follows

Two local interest short films - (total running time 10mins):-


SALVO by Natalie Hazelden

The emotional story of Southend-on-Sea’s local celebrity clown nearing the end of his lifetime career. Delving into his eventful past, exploring his days in the circus and troubled childhood, whilst observing his appreciation for life with the help of the Lord and giving back to his community. 


ESSEX CROWD 

A short information video - support the cause by donating today.


---Short intermission---


THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (running time 1hr 45mins)

Join us for an evening screening of this musical modern classic. The film celebrates the birth of show business, and tells the story of P.T. Barnum, a scheming visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.


Tickets £5 are on sale NOW via Eventbrite

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-greatest-showman-tickets


**Please note - for your added comfort we would recommend bringing a cushion!**

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August 2018

10am - 5pm

OPEN STUDIOS 2018

Come in and have a wander round our artist and community group studios. See all the great work that’s created by our resident artists. Stop and have a chat or be inspired to have a go in our artist-led workshops and taster sessions exploring different media (see below for session details and times).


Studios are located in the main building (entrance via the Appliance Hall) and in HOFS Art House - across the car park adjacent to the main building. 


Please note: Some studios are on our upper floors and are only accessible via stairs.


FREE ENTRY, no booking required

Click on the Artists and Community Groups tabs on this website for more information.

Saturday 25 - Monday 27 August 2018

10am - 5pm daily

EXHIBITION OF ARTISTS' WORK

FREE ENTRY, no booking required


Hadleigh Old Fire Station's resident artists' work will be on display throughout the Open Weekend in the Appliance Hall, where the fire engines used to be.


Many of the works will be for sale along with art cards and prints, all at affordable prices. 


More work by each artist including work in progress can be seen in the artist's studios - studios are open to the public during the Open Weekend - pop in and say "hello"!


For more information about HOFS' artists click on the Artists tab on this website.



Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August 2018

Times & locations vary see below

ARTIST LED WORKSHOPS - VARIOUS MEDIA

HADLEIGH OLD FIRE STATION (HOFS)

FREE, no booking required


Get inspired with our HOFS' artist-led workshops and taster sessions exploring different media. 


Run by professional artists and suitable for all ages it’s a great way to spend a morning or afternoon, they’re FREE and no booking is required, just drop in. (children under 16 need to be accompanied).


SESSION DETAILS AND TIMES :


Saturday 25 August

     11am-12.30pm - KID'S ART WORKSHOP, Appliance Hall

     Led by Jane  High


     11am-12.30pm - PRINT WORKSHOP, Studio 22 

     Try your hand at a range of simple print techniques

     Led by Alan Hockett / Sue Willis


     1.30-3pm - SIMPLE INTRODUCTION TO BOOK 

     STRUCTURES, Appliance Hall     

     Led by Chris Ruston


Sunday 26 August

     11am-12noon - KID'S ART WORKSHOP, Appliance Hall

     Led by Marie Antoniou


     12noon-1.30pm - ZINE WORKSHOP, Appliance Hall

     Learn about the origin and creation of zines

     Led by Lu Williams


     2pm-3.30pm - PAINTING WORKSHOP, Appliance Hall

     Introduction to painting techniques, taster session

     Led by Susan Clare, 


COMMUNITY ART INSTALLATION 'FrameWork' 

Led by Sally Chinea and volunteers from Open Arts - get creative and contribute to our large-scale community artwork being created over the Open Weekend, Ground Floor Studio, rear of HOFS Art House & car park - continues Monday 27 August.

Monday 27 August 2018 (Bank Holiday Mon)

11am - 4pm

HADLEIGH OLD FIRE STATION - COMMUNITY DAY

Bank Holiday Monday is our Community Day.


We’ve invited our community to let you know what they do and how you can get involved. 


FREE ENTRY - community stalls, live music, bouncy castle, refreshments, vintage fire engine, community art installation, a special Local History Event and much more.


Great for all the family and refreshments will be available. 


It’s a chance to find out about all the fantastic things to get involved in locally. It’s going to be a great day – come along and join the fun!

Monday 27 August 2018 (Bank Holiday Mon)

6.30 for 7pm start 'til 9pm

LOCAL HISTORY EVENT

Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive (H&TCA) based in Studio 13 welcome you to drop in on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 from 2pm to 4pm to share your stories or find out more about the Archive and how you can get involved.

FREE drop in sessions, no booking required


Monday 27 August

FREE ENTRY

Programme - to be confirmed but to include:


H&TCA will host a Book Launch and film / slide show of 2018 including a range of local interest footage and recently acquired pictures of events in the area over the last 100 years.