What next for Tedder House – FreeHaus Futures

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We want to discuss with participants and the wider community the future of Tedder House, the old RAFA club, on Augusta Street. We are asking everyone to come together over the weekend of 10 to 11 December at two events to help create a plan for 2017.

Culture Action Llandudno CIC (CALL) has been using the space to run the FreeHaus Art School. This innovative project created an art school over the summer that was open to all, regardless of creative ability or artistic experience.

freehaus-augusta-road“This summer’s art school programme allowed students to learn new skills and experiment. We also used the building as an artist residency space and held a few very successful evening events. We want to know what people would like to see happening there and how we can develop the future use of the building. We will also be hearing from other artist-led initiatives across the UK to help us to plan,” says Emrys Williams, lead artist.

The FreeHaus Art School returns on Saturday 10 December from 2pm. There will be lots of different activities, including ‘Creating hand-printed Christmas Cards and Wrapping paper’ led by artists Nadine Carter-Smith, Nyree Waters and Sophie Lee.

“All ages and skills are welcome; the art school is inclusive. There will be mince pies, mulled wine and informal discussions to discover what people want to see next year,” says Emrys.

The team is inviting everyone to Brunch on Sunday 11 December, 11am, to listen to some of the artists who took part this year talk about their work as well as people from different artist and community initiatives from across the UK.

open-night-students-6This project has been made possible by the collaborative initiative and financial support of the Arts Council Wales Ideas:People:Places grant and Mostyn Estates Ltd. The events are free to attend; to book a place, register your interest or obtain further information about speakers and activities go to http://www.cultureactionllandudno.co.uk/events/.

“We have the opportunity now to build on the success of the FreeHaus Art School and do something original and exciting. We hope the building could, in the long term, become a key cultural destination for the town,” says Sabine Cockrill, Director at Culture Action Llandudno CALL (CIC).

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