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Memory Lane

Over the past year, we have had the privilege of working with some amazing artists and dedicated individuals to bring about a transformation in the Patcham Nursing Home community. Through weekly art workshops with the residents and a collaborative effort to embark on a Patcham community build, our aim has been to enhance the living experience for the residents. Our vision is to create a mini-town within the nursing home,...
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Brighton Lights 2023

 At Brighton Lights 2023, we presented our unique Ribbon Alley installation. Our ribbon, made from recycled bottles, flutters beautifully in the wind. The original ribbon panels took over four months to create, with a team of eight artists meticulously cutting and hand-tying the colors in place. For Brighton Lights, we also added a new entrance tunnel and a huge glitter ball, and we loved the result.  
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Leonardslee Illuminated 2023 – Lanterns

All our lanterns are handcrafted in the UK by our in-house artists using a blend of traditional willow work and various paper laminations to make them weatherproof. This ensures they look as good on the last day as they do on the first. Our crows, frogs , giant acorn, and star constellation lanterns are designed to withstand over 30 days and nights of winter weather at Leonardslee.
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Leonardslee Illuminated – Star Constellation

As an artist-led organization, one of our favorite creations is giant lanterns. In 2022, we crafted a 40-piece star constellation that was showcased at Leonardslee Gardens for illuminated Leonardslee in both 2022 and 2023. The stars, ranging in size from 1 to 1.5 meters, are lovingly handmade and papered. It took over five months to design, build, decorate, and illuminate the constellation before they could be rigged on site in the...
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Christmas at the Clauses

Christmas at the Clauses 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th December, Brighton Marina This immersive experience invites guests to step into the magical world of both Mr & Mrs Claus for a memorable and festive celebration of the holiday spirit. Guests arrive to the charming home of Mr and Mrs Claus,  adorned with twinkling lights and filled with the sounds of festive tunes. Guests will be welcomed by Mrs Claus herself, who will make...
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Plant Power

Plant Power In the summer of 2022 we took our brand new participatory show PLANT POWER on a little tour from Brighton to the Midlands and back again THANK YOU to everyone who answered the call! "The forest needs your help! " Participants who became part of this enchanting performance helped Mouse and all the forest creatures to save their beautiful home. We loved your masks and placards, your chants...
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Antler Airways for Santa City At Brighton Marina Between 17 -  20 December, children and families will have the opportunity to experience something totally unique. The former Franco Manca's restaurant on The Boardwalk will be transformed into a free, interactive Christmas Extravaganza where children and families will start in Brighton but end up at Santa's House.Children will enter the start of the journey and go straight to Passport control where...

Skylarks concert & parade

Fundraising event In celebration of the 150th birthday of Ralph Vaughan Williams Wednesday 12th October 2022 Lantern Parade Local children from Artpod will be parading through Rottingdean and Kipling Gardens with Skylark themed lanterns  arriving at St Margaret's Church at 7pm Skylarks Concert St Margaret's Church, The Green, Rottingdean BN2 7HA Doors 7 pm, Concert 7.30 pm Rottingdean violinist Ellie Blackshaw with Brighton & East Sussex Youth Orchestra String Ensemble...
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Enchanted Leonardslle summer 2021

For this gorgeous festival in Leonardslee gardens and forest, we created an immersive enchanted glade and invited children and their families to create mystical unicorn and dragon tabards with us Over 600 participants joined us across the festival week. Lead artist Laura upcycled and decorated our giant enchanted dragon eggs which were placed on the trail in the beautiful  Forest. Big thanks to the Artpod Trainees Rosie, Roisin, Jemima and...
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future creators and virtual school art club

Since August 2019 Artpod director Sharon has worked with Future Creators on their well-being program. One particular project of creativity that we all love is the Virtual school holiday art clubs. Specifically for children and young people across the southeast who are in the care system, these classes offer diverse and exciting creative activities. During the various lockdowns, the classes moved online and we collaborated with Jo Coles to create...
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