International Women’s Day: A Fortnight of Celebration, Part II.

Creativity Explored plays a significant role in the programming for Women: A Fortnight of Celebration. Nicola Lambert, one of the members of the group has shared a run down of their role and what the group will have on offer over the two weeks:

“Last year members of ‘Creativity Explored Women’s Art and Craft Group’ organised a week of activities at Artlink to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019. Following it’s success, the group are planning more events for 2020.

You are invited to pop into Artlink, Princes Avenue, on Monday March 9th, anytime between 12PM – 3PM. We will be kicking off the fortnight with some quick crafting activities linked to International Women’s Day 2020.  Refreshments will be available including our wonderful celebration cake.

If you have any unwanted arts and crafts materials, books, magazines, wool, or fabric, please bring items along to the ‘Big Craft Swap Table’. Bring something you don’t need anymore, and choose something useful to take home. J

The afternoon will also provide a great opportunity to pick up a programme and find out what’s going to be on offer during the fortnight. All events are free and open.

If you have ever wondered what ‘2-D Needle-Felting’ is all about, Nicola Lambert from Creativity Explored will be leading an informal workshop session on Wednesday March 11th, 10am -12 noon. Learn the basics and make a needle-felted sample to take away.

We are excited that this year, Alison Larkin and Janet Snell, members of the Hull and East Riding Branch of the Embroiderers Guild will be joining us on March 11th. They are bringing along ‘The East Riding Sampler’ which is a group project for 2020. Here’s a chance to make your mark, by adding a cross stitch or two.

Finishing off our textile inspired day, Jean Hardwick from Creativity Explored will make a splash with her ‘Make a Mermaid Workshop’. All materials will be provided. Pop in 12.30pm till 2.30pm to catch this session.

Poet and author, Audrey Dunn and Poet Brian Iles, friends of Creativity Explored will be with us on Friday March 13th to lead a session, ‘Poetry Readings and Reflections on Life’.

During the afternoon of Friday 13th March, friend of Creativity Explored, Marjorie Brabazon will lead an informal ‘Creative Writing Workshop from 2.00 -4.00pm.

On Saturday March 14th, Creativity Explored are organising a Community Market Event from 12 noon till 4pm. There will be a variety of stalls, great items to buy, various community groups, as well as a song or two from the wonderful ‘Saturday Sing’ group. Come along and check it out!

Creativity Explored will be running a further 3 practical workshop sessions during Week 2 of the Women’s Event, try ‘Slow Stitch’ (Monday 16th 1.00-3.30pm), ‘Get Creative’ (Wednesday 18th 10am-12 noon) or ‘Fantasy Flowers & Flower Paper Crafting’ with Liz Lockwood and Sylwia Czarnecka (Wednesday 18th 12.30 – 2.30pm).

All the practical workshop sessions will be very informal, materials will be provided as well as plenty of encouragement, tea and cake.

Why not kick start 2020 by trying something new?

During the Women’s Event, Creativity Explored have also invited #wemadethis to come along on Tuesday March 17th from 2.30- 4.30pm to make ‘Flowers and Garlands’ for the Spring 2020  ‘Bloomin’ Hull’ Project. The flowers will brighten up the streets of Hull from Saturday March 28th and this year a trail map will also be available. Join in the fun, all materials provided.

And finally on Wednesday March 18th, Creativity Explored are pleased to be welcoming Bev. Adams from Edgelands Arts to show a recently completed film, ‘Where Lives are Lived’. A shadow play, inspired by the Terry Street Poems of Douglas Dunn and the memories of local people. The project forms part of the Beverley Road Townscape Heritage Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Hull City Council.

Everyone welcome 3.00 – 4.00pm. ”


Celebrate International Women’s Day 2020

‘An equal world is an enabled world’.  Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions, all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.

Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.

Let’s all be #EachforEqual.


Creativity Explored

A fun group, offering creativity, friendship and support                                                                                        Meet every Wednesday                                                                                                                                                  12noon – 2.30pm                                                                                                                                                          Artlink, 87 Princes Avenue / Hull, HU5 3QP

All women very welcome


Thanks To Our Main Funders

Arts Council Hull City Council