Saturday, 10 September 2011

New Mills Festival

As part of this years New Mills Festival 'Archie' is having his railings wrapped, knotted and woven using recycled textiles. Art students from New Mills School Business and Enterprise College are working with local artist Amanda Whewell to 'wrap the railings' down at Torrs Hydro and over the next week the site will gradually be transformed.

Anyone can join in creating this installation by visiting the Hydro at the following times where Amanda will be on site iwth everything you need to join in, all you need is to bring yourself !  :

  • Wednesday 14 September 2pm - 6pm
  • Thursday 15 September 10am - 12pm

The 'railing wrap' forms part of the 'Woolly Wander' trail where artists, local community groups, individual knitters and crafting communities everywhere have collaboratively created the ‘Woolly Wander’: a knitted trail on the streets of New Mills. The whole town is dressed with woollies... look out for the main installation, the car cosy !!