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Candle Making Session

Sunday 10 December2pm – 4pm Together we will discover the art of candle making using natural bee wax and recycled candle remnants at this creative workshop. Participants will prepare wicks, melt wax, add fragrance and dye, and pour wax into decorative molds to craft their own unique candles. Let your creativity shine bright this winter! How to take part

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Lantern Making Workshop

Sunday 3 December2pm – 4pm Join us for a fun workshop creating lanterns from recycled and repurposed materials. We will together work through techniques for constructing handheld, candle-lit lanterns that together we will parade through the village to mark the 1 year anniversary of the Community Making Space later in the month. The workshop provides a great opportunity to spark creativity through sustainable crafting and gives new life to everyday materials. How to take part

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Paper kiln firing

Friday 1 December 6pm – 8pm Join us at SSW for an evening of food and fire celebrating the end of our Building the Clay Commons week. The evening will kick off in the SSW yard with the lighting paper kilns packed with mugs made earlier in the week. The evening will be a chance to see what has been happening throughout the week, meet artists and enjoy food and fire together. Paper kilns will be lit at 6pm accompanied […]

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Ceremonial Mug Making Workshop

Sunday 26 November2pm – 4pm Join artist Eva Masterman for an afternoon of clay mug making in the ceramics studio. Working with Eva you’ll be introduced to a wide range of clay skills, such as slab, coil and pinch building. You will get to design and make your own ceremonial mug (or 2!), and decorate it ready for firing in paper kilns, later in the week. As well as building your mug you will be able to choose a range […]

Community Making Space Winter Programme

Free events from Sunday 26 November We are excited to share our Winter Community Programme developed in collaboration with our Community Advisory Group. Working together it was clear that setting up ways of coming together and celebrating the light during these dark months was important. So this programme focuses on making Lumsden luminous and offers workshops and celebrations that focus on bringing light, warmth, and creativity to the long nights ahead. From mug making and paper kiln firing to lantern […]

Selected artists for Residencies in Clay

Image credit: 33 Seeds, Mina Heydari-Waite Our inaugural Residencies in Clay programme is taking place throughout November and we look forward to supporting Mina Heydari-Waite, Josie KO and Nic Green through this residency programme. During their time at SSW Josie, Nic and Mina will be taking time to grow their practices and material knowledge by testing processes, sharing skills and pushing the possibilities of clay. Nic Green says, I am really delighted to be headed to SSW. For a while […]

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Selected artists for the SSW x Counterflows Caregivers Residency 2023-24

Following our call out over the summer SSW and Counterflows Festival are delighted to be supporting Keng Keng Tang and Bobbi Cameron to undertake this year’s caregivers residency. Keng Keng will use the residency time to develop her own personal experimental sound-quilt which will focus on themes of remembering times of comfort, belonging, and rest. Keng Keng says, I am really delighted to have been selected for the SSW X Counterflows Caregivers Residency. This is such a precious and rare […]

Halloween Party and Community Potluck

Thursday 26 October6pm – 8.30pm, Lumsden Village Hall Get Spooky at the resurrected Lumsden Halloween Party! Join us for a night of games, and DJing in the Lumsden Village Hall. We’re rolling out a potluck buffet filled with culinary delights from our community, and don’t miss the showcase of artworks, costumes, and sounds created during the Holiday Club. But here’s the twist – bring your own dish to share with the entire community, adding your flavour to our potluck buffet. […]

Halloween Kids Holiday Club

The Kids Club is now fully booked. However, please join us along to the Halloween Party on 26 October.Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26 October10am- 1.30pm (30-minute lunch break, lunch provided), Community Making Space Join the Halloween Kids Holiday Club with Community Arts Organiser Mara Marxt Lewis and sound artist Tyler Lewis. Embark on a three-day adventure crafting imaginative Halloween costumes from up-cycled clothing and fabrics, making spooky decorations for the Village Hall’s Halloween party, and exploring the art of creating […]

Sonic Valley: Sound workshop for teenagers

Sonic Valley (funded by YMI Aberdeenshire and Live Life Aberdeenshire)Wednesday 18 – Friday 20 October10 am – 5 pm (1-hour lunch break, lunch provided), Community Making SpaceOpen to anyone aged 15-18, regardless of experience. Playwright Neil Cargill and sound artist Tyler Lewis will deliver this three-day workshop for 15-18 year olds, as part of the Youth Music Initiative programme for Aberdeenshire. Together, they’ll create an online radio programme by fusing original music, words, sounds and imagination. This collaborative project will […]