Throughout the week 2 - 6 September Juliette Hamilton, local acclaimed willow artist will be working with the Cultural Services Department at Portland Basin to create “Joey” from the novel “War Horse” by Michael Morpergo”.
Why not visit the museum during the week to watch Joey’s development or check back here for updates throughout the week.
It's Monday and 'Joey' is starting to take shape.
It's Tuesday, and 'Joey' is really starting to look like the proud horse he will become.
Day three, Wednesday, 'Joey' stands tall and proud, awaiting the finer details to really bring him to life.
Day Four, Thursday Joey standing outside Portland Basin Museum
End of Day Four and ‘Joey’ is nearing completion!
Day 5 Friday. Completed ‘Joey’ standing proud and tall at Portland Basin Museum, come along and see him.
From September 2013 to March 2014 Tameside will be embarking on a fabulous cultural project working directly in partnership with The National Theatre and The Lowry. War Horse, the celebrated theatre production which has gained great critical acclaim whilst in London's West End run is coming to the region for the Winter Season. A range of exciting activities across the borough are planned including workshops and activities combining performance, visual arts and digital art.
Saturday 19 October
Tameside's Big Draw
Tameside takes part in the national "Big Draw" project, bring your pens, watercolours, charcoal or just yourselves. An opportunity to create your own masterpiece supported by local professional artists and children's craft experts, whilst accompanied by musical group Zephyr between 1pm and 3pm.
11 am - 3pm @ Portland Basin Museum.
Book your free place on 0161 3424144
Tuesday 21 January
'Warrior' - The Real War Horse (Film)
Presented by Brough Scott, General Jack Seely and his horse Warrior were one of the most remarkable teams in history. The man: a famed adventurer, Cabinet Minister and close friend of Winston Churchill, who led the Canadian Cavalry in a crucial charge that helped save the Allied cause in March 1918. The horse: a uniquely brave and talented thoroughbred which Seely bred on the Isle of Wight, took to France in August 1914 and was still riding on that fateful day towards the end of the war.
7.30pm @ Central Art Gallery. Tickets £3
Tuesday 4 March
War Horse (Film)
War Horse is a 2011 war drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is an adaptation of British author Michael Morpurgo's 1982 children's novel of the same name set before and during First World War.
7.30pm @ Hyde Festival Theatre,
Corporation Street, Hyde. SK141AB
Local artists Stone Soup and Woodend Artists will work with residents of all ages and abilities to create and perform the Tameside War Horse Spectacular which will culminate in a Breathtaking Public event on Saturday 29 March 2014. Check back here for further announcements and to get involved - an event not to be missed!
Throughout the project there will be opportunities to join readers groups, visual arts and drama based workshops, visits to the Museum of the Manchester Regiment, practical workshops at Tameside Local Studies Library and much more. To enquire about becoming involved please call 0161 342 4144.