FILL THE VOID – Helaina Sharpley

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Date(s) - 03/04/2017 - 04/04/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Llandudno Bandstand


Artist Helaina Sharpley is creating a large scale artwork depicting Llandudno Pier and the Pier Pavilion as it would have looked in bygone years.

At 700m Llandudno pier is the longest in Wales. It was designed by  Brunlees and McKerrow and opened to the public in 1878. The Pier Pavilion Theatre had an amazing history, first as a concert hall with the Rivière’s Orchestra [1886-1936], then as the home of fabulous variety shows till the 1960s. It was a hub of culture and entertainment for the community . In later years such household names as George Formby, Petula Clark, the Beverley Sisters and Cliff Richard all appeared at the Pier Pavilion. In 1994 it was ravaged by fire, leaving just the ornate wrought iron supports standing.

We want to capture the history and your memories of this ‘Lost Space’ and ask you to contribute your ideas about what  the future  of this area  could bring  to the town. Please feel free to write your comments and stories on the stickers provided!

About the artist

Helaina, who is based in West Yorkshire, creates two-dimensional and three-dimensional wirework pieces for galleries and personal commissions in the UK and internationally. She is particularly influenced by the elegance of Edwardian and Victorian Architecture . Her work has won awards at the British Craft Trade Fair, showcasing the best of contemporary British Craft and Art, and artist David Hockney owns two pieces of her work.

Culture Action Llandudno

We are a Social Enterprise looking at culture -led regeneration in Llandudno. This project has been made possible through the Arts Council Wales Ideas: People: Places grant funding .

The concept of Ideas: People: Places is to work with artists and communities in projects designed to regenerate those areas in an imaginative and ambitious way in line with what the citizens would like to see for themselves. Collaboration is central to that process , with seven selected Ideas:People :Places projects working  across Wales .

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