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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...

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...

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...

SIBS

During the 2020 & 2021  lockdowns, we worked with an amazing charity called SIIBS. They exist to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. It is the only UK charity representing the needs of over half a million young siblings and over one and a half million adult siblings. We now regularly create a bespoke set of art boxes that are...

Artpod presents – A Christmas grotto calls

For Christmas 2021 the Brighton Marina asked us to create a magical wonderland for families and we did just that. This multi-sensory walking trail included 8 festive themed environments with interactive installations and  performers. At the start of the journey participants were entertained with stilt walking elf musicians, an ice king, street dance troupes , a magician and singers. Until the Ice queen summoned children and their families into the...

The Lily Foundation Fundraising Gala Ball: THE GLOW SHOW

It was nearly two years later than planned due to covid lockdowns, but we came back in style with the Glow Show decor for the Lily Foundation`s Gala Ball!  The stunning bespoke ribbon canopies, stage backdrop and table centres were created with thousands of eco ribbons, all hand cut & tied together by the Artpod team. At magical moments during the night, the ribbons and table centres lit up &...

Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn – Set Design

We were commissioned by Frank and Harv to design & build the stage set for their final show at the 02 in Kentish Town as part of their sell out UK Tour. We absolutely loved bringing the boys ideas to life, creating a giant plane & enormous light cloud back drop that filled the stage. The boys could even walk on the wings! This was a very special event for...

12 days of Christmas

12 Alternative days of Christmas Between 19th Dec - 21st Dec, Brighton Marina was transformed into a mixture of magical, wintery window displays, installations & live performances for a themed Christmas trail entitled '12 Alternative Days of Christmas', a comical twist on the traditional Christmas Carol - 12 Days of Christmas. Multi-sensory fun for everyone! Artpod and Fabricate, who created the spooky window trail for Fright on Marina, which sold...

Pay it forward

We are pleased to announce our first pay it forward supporter for the Artbags is from the fabulous Liberty Gallery Patsy who runs the gallery saw one of our facebook posts and fell in love with our themed Artbags and wanted to pay it forward to help young artists develop their creative skills.  "Seeing your post made me think it would be great for us to give something to the community here"Patsy, Liberty Gallery...

Illuminated Leonardslee

We are creating a new installation for this year's event in collaboration with our fellow lantern artists Sarah Parsons and Jo Coles from Lanternhouse. We can't wait for you to see it in situ in the beautiful gardens of Leonardslee. Last year we created some of the lanterns in the trail and here is our favourite, the iconic Wallaby, did you know there are real-life Wallabies in Leonardslee gardens? Explore...