Creative Corner

At All Saints Church, Saxtead.

Our creative corner is open all weekend.

There is something for the whole family to enjoy. Explore your imagination and creativity with arts and crafts. Be inspired by our author talk and poetry reading. Put pen to paper and explore your inner thoughts with our poetry workshop.

There will be a wide range of fun activities for all age groups.

Saxtead Remembered:

You are invited to contribute to our Saxtead Remembrance book.

We would love you to write in the book any memories, thoughts, experiences or whatever you would like to contribute about Saxtead. The book will be in the creative corner for the duration of the weekend.

Events on Saturday 21st September

10am-2pm

Pottery with Jayne Stansfeld.

Come and try your hand and get creative! All ages, all abilities welcome.

Jayne is a qualified art teacher and has a degree in pottery and lots of experience working in adventure play and also ran a community and youth pottery, she also teaches and makes textiles.

You will have an opportunity to try your hand at pottery. Having a short "have a go at making a pot" one at a time on the wheel or hand-modelling. We won't be firing the pots in a kiln this time, it's just for fun. People will be able take their work to dry or paint at home. So a bag, or cardboard box would be useful.

Activity is suitable for people from about 6 years upwards but can be messy, so do wear old things.

It is unsuitable for people with limited upper body movement, or who may have skin allergies to clay.

Please do not wear rings or jewellery and long hair must be tied back.

There will be a small charge towards cost of materials.

Booking for the wheel will be timed slots on a first come first served basis.

10am-4pm

Creating our Saxtead mosaiƧ/quilt.

Add your own contribution to the Celebrating Saxtead mosaiƧ/ quilt. No expertise needed

2pm-2.20pm

Poetry with Phoebe Sullivan.

Saxtead resident Phoebe Sullivan will be reciting her own poetry. She says, "I have been writing poetry since I was nine years old and have always liked words and rhymes. I usually write poems to celebrate friends birthdays or special occasions and sometimes topical events. My poetry is simple and usually tells a story in words."

She has kindly added two of her poems for you to enjoy here...

Three little boys.docx

2.30pm

Talk with local author Sarah Ridgard

Sarah was brought up in Suffolk (and now lives in Norwich). She studied at the UEA Creative Writing course. "Seldom Seen" is her first book and it has attracted national attention. It is set in the villages around Framlingham, and is a vivid, dark and at times humorous presentation of Suffolk village life.

Sarah will also be discussing her latest book with Ali Constanti from Thomas Mills High School.

Non-ticketed event, but donations welcome.

Events on Sunday 22nd September

10am-2pm

Pottery with Jayne Stansfeld.

Come and try your hand and get creative! All ages, all abilities welcome.

Jayne is a qualified art teacher and has a degree in pottery and lots of experience working in adventure play and also ran a community and youth pottery, she also teaches and makes textiles.

You will have an opportunity to try your hand at pottery. Having a short "have a go at making a pot" one at a time on the wheel or hand-modelling. We won't be firing the pots in a kiln this time, it's just for fun. People will be able take their work to dry or paint at home. So a bag, or cardboard box would be useful.

Activity is suitable for people from about 6 years upwards but can be messy, so do wear old things.

It is unsuitable for people with limited upper body movement, or who may have skin allergies to clay.

Please do not wear rings or jewellery and long hair must be tied back.

There will be a small charge towards cost of materials.

Booking for the wheel will be timed slots on a first come first served basis.

10.30am-12.30pm

Poetry with Phoebe Sullivan.

Saxtead resident Phoebe Sullivan will be reciting her own poetry. She says, "I have been writing poetry since I was nine years old and have always liked words and rhymes. I usually write poems to celebrate friends birthdays or special occasions and sometimes topical events. My poetry is simple and usually tells a story in words."

She has kindly added two of her poems for you to enjoy here...

Three little boys.docx

We are getting inspired by our Harvest Festival in the Creative Corner today!


Creature Making

Creature making with squidgy vegetables.


Sow A Seed & Take It Home


Spiral Wishes:

Make your Spiral wishes/ prayer and place on our Wish Tree.