Monday, 5 March 2012
Olympics Torch Relay Opportunity - FLAG MAKING
100 Flags for Stoke Olympic Torch Relay Community Parade
Calling flag makers and people who can use a sewing machine based in North Staffordshire
An opportunity to learn a new technique and take part in major event in Stoke in May 2012.
On 17th March we will be running an open audition at B arts (Newcastle under Lyme) to recruit a team of flag makers, no previous experience in flag making needed but machine sewing an essential skill.
You will be working with Wendy Meadley (www.flickr.com/workingwiththewind) a freelance artist who has successfully applied the technique of reverse appliqué to flag making in the UK creating unique installations and site décor.
You will be instructed in this technique and then, if selected, you will use it as the method to create 100 large processional flags under the supervision of Wendy Meadley, for the Olympic Torch Relay in Stoke on Trent in May.
We need a team of flag makers who will be:
· competent at using a sewing machine.
· have their own machine which they can use for the project and audition
· resident in North Staffordshire and are over 18yrs
· available for the following dates:
Saturday17th March (the open audition)
Mon 23rd - Fri 27th April & Wed 30th May ( the actual flag making sessions)
We are able to offer a small amount of money to cover expenses
We would like you to write to us (max of 2 sides of A4) telling us:
· why you would like to be involved
· your relevant experience
· how will you use this new skill in the future
Please send your information, by email firstname.lastname@example.org
... by snail-mail: c/o Hilary Hughes, B Arts, 19 Barracks Square, Barracks road, Newcastle under Lyme. ST5 1LG
Your info needs to arrive with us before 5pm Friday 9th March
All phone enquiries to Hilary on 01782 717326