Thursday 8 January 2015

Fresh Arts Festival Film

In October we contributed to 'The Giant Jumper'  which was a part of the wonderful Fresh Arts Festival at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

It was such a pleasure to be a part of the festival... Here is a film by the very talented Josh Gaunt, who has captured the smile inducing, heart warming feeling of the festival...

Here is a little information about the festival...

'A three day festival of arts events and activities involving patients, staff and visitors was the culmination of Southmead Hospital Bristol’s public art programme. The Fresh Arts Festival brought poetic first aid, a knitting installation, model car racing, promenade theatre, music on the wards, and a programme of activities to celebrate the opening of the new building.
The festival took place in October 2014. It celebrated the role of art and creativity in the new hospital and helped create a caring, creative community at the heart of hospital.
North Bristol NHS Trust Director of Nursing, Sue Jones said: “I thought it was a fantastic three days; so inspiring. The festival brought a real sense of community to the hospital and was so beneficial for patients. It was like breathing soul into the building. We’ve designed the hospital to be a healing environment, and the arts programme has made that personal for people.”

Willis Newson curated and produced the Festival in collaboration with the Trust’s arts programme Fresh Arts. This film has been created by Josh Gaunt.'

Monday 27 October 2014

Jumper for a Giant!

We had a great time at the Fresh arts festival last week at Southmead Hospital...
See how the Giant Jumper has grown here

Friday 29 August 2014

The Giant Jumper

Knitiffi are contributing to the 'Giant Jumper' which will hang outside Southmead Hospital this October and are we busy knitting and crocheting squares. 
If you or your knit group would like to be involved in the project check out the blog here

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Pom Pom Galaxy!!

Calling all budding Pom Pom Makers....


We are working with Cirque Bijou to create a 'Pom Pom Galaxy' at Bristol Harbourside Festival this July. We are aiming to get as many people to create a Pom Pom Planet to contribute to the Galaxy.
So if you or anyone you know is interested in getting involved and contributing please do...

A fact-sheet with more info is here....

Friday 23 May 2014

Knitiffi at Kew

We are really pleased to have been commissioned by Kew Gardens to create tree cosies for their summer festival, Plantasia.

All the cosies are now installed and the festival opens tomorrow.

The festival is an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature’s healing sanctuary and experience the stimulating and transformative power of plants; from barefoot walking trails, to home remedy workshops. See how life-enhancing plants and fungi affect human health in mind, body and soul, then, visit our knitted vine tree and vote for your favourite plant by adding to the vines.

Images by Hannah Muddiman