Friday, 23 September 2011

'Railing wrap' and Torrs Hydro open day - Saturday 24 September

Join artist New Mills artist Amanda Whewell on Saturday 24 September (12 till 3pm) in the Torrs riverside park to be part of this unique textile installation at the same time the Hydro will be having an open day so plenty to see and do for everyone - who knows the sun may even shine.

‘Railing wrap’ has caught the imagination of hundreds of people who have joined in to weave, knot and wrap recycled textiles onto the railings in the riverside park – at the same time posting their own private messages on the materials.

This is part of the New Mills festival which culminates with a lantern procession the same evening when the whole town turns out to parade through the Torrs to the sound of pagan drum beats before congregating for a firework display and live music.