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Find details of upcoming events organised by our Arts Development Team here, from singalongs to craft workshops and more.

Sunflower Making Workshops

Free sunflower making workshops will be taking place across the district throughout August to mark Ukrainian Independence Day. Those who take part will be able to take their creations home to display and show their support. There‚Äôs also an opportunity to make a second sunflower which will be used in the creation of a large textile artwork and displayed in the district at a future date.

The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine and a symbol of peace and unity. These workshops are intended to let both adults and children show their support for the country in a creative way and to make the Ukrainian refugees in our district feel welcome and acknowledged.

Keep checking back as more sessions are announced below:

Lifespring Centre, Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton NG22 9PP

Wednesday 17 August, 10.30am- 12.30pm. Free Meal for all children attending.

Come and make a pair of wet-felted sunflowers, one to take home and one to leave behind which will be made into a larger textile. Adults and children welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Lifespring Centre also provide free meals for children at Make Lunch every Wednesday during the school holidays 10.30 - 12.30. If you would like more information, or to book, please call 01623 860303 or email office@lifespring.org.uk.

National Civil War Centre, Newark, NG24 1JY

Wednesday 17 August, 2.30pm - 4pm

Come and make a pair of wet-felted sunflowers in the National Civil War Centre's Courtyard, one to take home and one to leave behind which will be made into a larger textile and displayed in the district at a future date. Adults and older children are welcome at this fantastic Friendship Sunflowers session, led by artisan felter Eve Marshall. Children must be accompanied by an adult.