It was just another evening at Norcot Community Centre...or was it?
Who are they with giant ears coming out of their hats? Hey...it's Poco Drom and the long-locked flautist? Why, that's The Green Man! Oh my and all those people with their lanterns, braving it outside on this winter evening...
This was our first Wild Event at McIlroy Park as part of our two year Wild West Project funded by The People's Health Trust. Over the last few weeks, youngsters as tiny as 2 years old from Norcot Children's Centre and Norcot Early Years Centre have been making lanterns...not only their own pyramid constructions but giant woodland animals.
We believe the creative arts can take our experience of wild places to another dimension.
The evening was wildly exciting; Jean, a grandma who brought along her three grandchildren said:
"Just to say that we very much we enjoyed the evening. I would like to say how well organised you were and such skills to make the animals. The musicians were also very good and entertaining. It is good to know that there are such caring people."
And Helen, manager from Norcot Early Years Centre said:
"A very enjoyable session which brought families together to work as a team to create the lanterns, encouraging families to explore the local area and create friendships/links with other people from the local community."
Thanks to everyone who worked with me and to everyone who came along and made the event so special!