We Have Lift Off!

Six months on from the shock of the nerve agent attack on the Skripals, the people of Salisbury are attempting to use the power of the arts to reclaim the streets, work through the trauma of the assault and draw visitors back to the cathedral city.
— The Guardian

A Celebration of the Arts

Over the August bank holiday weekend I was invited to run print workshops at Wiltshire Creative's 'Lift Off!’ Festival at Salisbury Arts Centre. The people of Salisbury certainly did reclaim the streets and Salisbury Arts Centre too! The city was buzzing and people were in great spirits.

Here are just a few of the pics of printing explorations over the busy weekend. 

Rubber-stamping Carving and printing 

 Ben stamps his name and creates buildings from pre-carved stamps while the adults have a go at carving shapes and patterns to create their own stamps. 

Ben stamps his name and creates buildings from pre-carved stamps while the adults have a go at carving shapes and patterns to create their own stamps. 

Foreign Affairs in Letterpress

 Ash works out a design for her boyfriend’s band ’Foreign Affairs.'

Ash works out a design for her boyfriend’s band ’Foreign Affairs.'

Type setting names and rubber stamping fun! 

 Together Freya and Ewan type-set and print their names while little hands find spongy stamps to explore and play!

Together Freya and Ewan type-set and print their names while little hands find spongy stamps to explore and play!

Flashy Letterpress & Rubber stamps! 

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Thanks to all who took part over the weekend! It was fab! 

“It shows the world how important the arts are to the city and that despite recent events the community (and many visitors) still want to come together in celebration.
— The Guardian