Trehafren Children's Centre

Trehafren Children's Centre
We had lots of messy fun exploring clay today. When our pots are dry we will use them in our own mud kitchen. We discovered that we could make our own paint by adding water to the clay, drip, dribble, splat! It is helpful to have a huge piece of fabric to make a painting with friends. Making pots for the mud kitchen

Project beginnings with Bettws Lifehouse

Project beginnings with Bettws Lifehouse
Today the young people from Bettws Lifehouse visited The Kitchen for the first time. We will be working together over the next few weeks to create new artworks in, and for, The Kitchen exploring sound amongst other things. We began the project with some drawing and colouring inspired by The Kitchen environment. The young people chose a kitchen...
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Still lives that won't keep still...

Still lives that won't keep still...
I spent all of half term working with young people at Oriel Davies as part of the Criw Celf programme, trying out ideas for projected light in the Kitchen space. We started out by making still lives out of kitchen related objects that wouldn't keep still, using a slowly rotating platform as our 'stage'. We then made a simple screen out of wood and ...
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Hanging around in the kitchen...

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 The second part of my half term workshops carried on the idea of moving objects and light, but this time we worked with suspended mobiles. Oh how frustrating trying to make a dozen kitchen utensils balance on a constantly moving frame, this was a real exercise in cooperation as the small groups had to hold things still while new objects were ...
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A Message to my People From Rusty Winterbottom (but you may call me Mrs Winterbottom)

A Message to my People From Rusty Winterbottom                                                                (but you may call me Mrs Winterbottom)
​It was marvellous to have so many eager cooks here in The Kitchen on Saturday 4th November to practise and perfect their cake decorating skills.  How lucky you were to be able to work with me, and how wise of Oriel Davies to make sure that they book the best! During the afternoon I was able&nb...
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Tinc y Tannau playing The Kitchen at Oriel Davies

Tinc y Tannau | Playing The Kitchen
This was such an enjoyable gig. I was energised by it for days afterwards, We sang with our viols, we played the dustbin, it had such a satisfying CLUNK ! we sang into cupboards, we invented a kitchen sink opera using recipe books, we sang the fridge magnets even as people moved the words around, we sang UNDERNEATH the table, everybody joined in a ...
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