9 to 10 September 2017


Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm




LoveArt Michelle Wren


Abbot Hall Park, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL

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Located at Abbot Hall Park which is accessible to wheelchair users and has parking close by


*Due to expected rain on Sunday, the Big Make with Michelle Wren and LoveArts Workshops will move into the Abbot Hall Social Centre*

What does Home mean to you?

In this year's Big Make, groups across Kendal come together to create their own 3D interpretation of the town and landscape in which we live.

Join us to create and add your own to this beautiful set and commentary on life.

Lino and mono printing workshops take place at Abbot hall Park.

This is your chance to try your hand at this brilliant medium and be part of a big installation piece. 

Expect a complex cardboard town inspired by Kendal and its residents. 

Over the past month LoveArt Workshops has been working in the Kendal community exploring the topic of home and what it means to people. 

Images and outcomes from the sessions will be made into the big make art installation by artist Michelle Wren during the weekend. 

In recent weeks LoveArt Workshops has been discussing access to housing in the south Lakes with people from Space2Create - a mental health charity. They have also looked at rural isolation some people suffer with little access to public transport. 

Lana Grindley from LoveArt said: "We met a lady who is living in a care home because her bungalow was flooded in Storm Desmond and is still unable to return home. We worked with the Riverside Trust where a lady explained her home was inadequate and no longer meets her needs as she is becoming more immobile.

"The five workshops have been attended by up to 60 people and we have had some amazing outcomes in lino printing."

The results of the work will be on show at Abbot Hall and this is your chance to be part of the installation yourself. 

LoveArt workshops has been created in the Lake district by Lana. For the past eight years LoveArt has worked with local groups and individuals, encouraging the use of artistic activities to support their development and improve their quality of life.

Michelle Wren is a visual artist and set designer who works in participatory contexts with communities, creating work that responds to a place and its people. 

Look out for free Home Hat Making at the Jacob's Join on Friday 8 September. 

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