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The Big Project - Saturday 18th September 2010

The Big Project

The Big Project took place from 10.30am to 6pm on Saturday 18th September 2010  in and around The Old Town Hall in St Albans. It was a fun day for all the family to see all sorts of creative activity but it had a serious purpose as well .....

What took place

  • Exhibitions - 10 local Art groups exhibiting a cross section of their work
  • Photography - Local Photographic groups  showing a diverse range of their works
  • Still-life drawing - Local artists and art students helping you draw
  • Music - The stage in the Assembly Room hosted a variety of different musical acts throughout the day
  • Storytelling - A ‘quiet area’ on a rug was set up for storytelling and other spoken work activities, many aimed at children
  • Crafts - Stalls in the lobby area were displaying and selling local hand-made art and crafts including jewellery, textiles, cards, ceramics, knitwear
  • Theatre - Local theatre groups were performing in the Old Courtroom and on the stage in Assembly Rooms – some of the performances have been specially written for this event
  • Film - Short films made by young people were be shown in the Cells (under the Courtroom) at specific times during the day – free tickets for these showings will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. 
  • Buskers - Buskers performed around the Old Town Hall all day.

For a more detailed breakdown of what's happened click here (pdf document)

Information Desk -   upstairs in the Gallery people from the ‘Creative St Albans’ team who will be able to help you with enquiries about  local activities for you and your family. They will also take details about other local groups that you feel should be included in the website.

This event was FREE to everyone to enable people to see what ‘Creative St. Albans‘ is all about. The idea behind The Big Project is to show the public  what a wealth of creative talent there is in St. Albans and the surrounding District and how everyone can get involved if they want to.

You will be able to pick up details about local groups and this information will be on the Creative St Albans website which will be updated regularly.  

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