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Open House have travelled across North Cambridge this Summer, bringing fun, creative workshops to children and adults alike.
Artist in Residence, Harold Offeh, has been encouraging those at the Arbury Carnival, Brownsfield Barbecue, Chesterton Festival and the Grove Primary School to be inspired by design. Together with Offeh groups have made tshirts, patterns, ceramics and more.
Artist Rachel McGivern visited families at the Holiday Lunches at the Church of the Good Shepherd to run drop-in workshops in printmaking, designing recipe cards and textile dyeing. Families at The Red Hen Project and artist Willow Mitchell are also looking at patterns and textiles and sharing favourite recipes.
This September, Harold Offeh will host the Open House Gathering, a celebration of local food, craft and design. Residents at Manor Care Home are working with artists Georgie Manly and Josh Bilton to create lots of wonderful things in clay for table decorations at the Gathering.
Orchard Park Youth Club are creating a zine with artists Hilary Cox Condron of the Museum of Cambridge, Hannah Walker and Rachel McGivern inspired by the story of Chivers Jam in North Cambridge. The zine will be available to pick up, for free, at the Gathering.
It doesn’t stop there! Open House have been running a summer school with Cambridge Community Arts and ceramicist Rachel Dormor. They are creating a range of exciting shapes and designs for bowls, plates and cups which will be used at a medieval inspired feast, following the Gathering.
Young people in North Cambridge at Romsey Mill Youth Club will be collaborating with Harold Offeh on the design and creation of a pop up shop.
Artists Willow Mitchell and Ricki Outis, and weaver Julie Taylor are at Nuns Way Pavillion every Friday afternoon for drop-in making sessions, including woven paper placemats and spectacular chandeliers!
We’ve also got food on the brain. Anna Brownstead, Joe Lyward and Josh Bilton are meeting lots of different groups and residents across North Cambridge, gathering, sharing and researching local knowledge and skills including bread recipes, fruit picking and preserving, and tips to grow your own produce. These will be shared at the Open House Gathering too, so don’t miss out on these secret recipes and insider information.
Everything created by all the Open House activities mentioned will play a part at the Gathering. It will be a totally FREE event and there will be something for everyone. Come and join us at North Cambridge Academy on Saturday, September 16. Find out more here. Make sure that you have liked the Open House Cambridge Facebook page for all updates.