Arts Emporium at Westminster Reference Library

25 May 2019

Regular hours

12:00 – 17:00

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Westminster Reference Library

England, United Kingdom


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  • Tube: Charing X / Leicester Square
  • Charing Cross
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Come and have fun! Four FREE Creative workshops inspired by Westminster Archives and Reference Library. Students from the ‘Working in Community Arts’ course at Mary Ward Centre will guide you through some history, some ideas and some art techniques.


All workshops are free and materials are provided.  Each lasts for around 45 minutes.  Pick the one you are most interested in or stay for them all!

Description of each Reference Library workshop and who is leading it:

11.30 am   –  'Blake’s Behemoth’  with   Sofia Sanchez

Be inspired by William Blake’s illustrations from the Book of Job and collage your own mythical creature from our array of animals

12.30pm -  `A Fragrant Fan'   with  Roisin Ennis

Capture the scent of 1870s London, learn about Penhaligon's Perfume House and make a double-sided fan. Will you be wafting the smell of filth or fragrance?

1.30 pm -  ‘Re-mapping London’ with  Deborah Stokes

Cut up Booth’s historical colour-coded maps of London to make leaves and flowers and collage a new urban garden.

2.30 pm - ‘Homeless Appliqué’  with - Carys Orphan  

Campaigners around the world have used textiles as a means of protest. Create small pieces using thread and fabric to represent homelessness in Westminster.

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