Off the Rails – Glass

This summer's visual exhibition features the work of Wivenhoe’s Railway Glass Studio, based in the Wivenhoe Business Centre. The Railway Glass Studio comprises five artists - Alison Chapman, Sue Davies, Anna Popkin, Jenny Spillane and Claudia Uller - all trained by...

Off the Rails – Wild About Wivenhoe

Somewhat belatedly, here is the Off the Rails 'Wild About Wivenhoe' exhibition, featuring wildlife photography by Glyn Evans, poetry by Broomgrove Juniors and children's work from art and craft classes at Duck Duck Goose at Little Bentley. For further information or...

Creative collaboration in action: the Kinship Gatherings

Friday 28th April 2017 saw another Kinship Gathering at the Church Street Tavern, featuring textile designer Lucy Tiffany talk about her life, her work and how to build a creative business. What were her tips for aspiring creative businesses? Work collaboratively. You...

Wild About Wivenhoe: Special Edition of Words Down The Line

By Sue Dawes Words Down The Line presents a special edition featuring 'wild poetry' from local poets and children at Broomgrove School, for the Wild About Wivenhoe festival. Biographies Lelia Ferro Lelia is an MA Creative Writing student at the University of Essex....

Wivenhoe Creatives goes Wild

Sustainability, the environment, recycling, nature - these are all things in which any self-respecting creative person hanging about in North Essex might be interested. After all, we get our inspiration from the things around us. And what’s around us? Well, plenty of...

Words Down the Line Spring 2017: The Unexpected

By Sue Dawes The spring edition of WDTL is now at Wivenhoe station. It features writing donated by Helen Chambers, Pauline Rendall and Jonathan King and is free to take with you on your travels. The theme is the ‘unexpected’. The leaflet was edited and produced by Sue...

Wivenhoe Creatives Goes Legal

Last week we finally got the letter and certificate from Companies House telling us that we are now officially a ‘community interest company’ (CIC). There’s some confusion about what that is, so we thought it’d be useful to explain. A community interest company is a...

Wivenhoe Creatives are adopting Off the Rails

As many of you will know, George and Charmaine have been looking for someone to take over the running of Off the Rails. I can happily announce that I will be the main point of contact for the project, and as a whole, it'll be subsumed under Wivenhoe Creatives (CIC to...

What we’re doing – the short and sweet version

Here is what we believe is a short and sweet version of what we are aiming to do with Wivenhoe Creatives. Please read and share the images below if you think anyone might be interested. Design and inspiration by Lelia Goldsmith. Words from all of us. Keep up to date...

Why a creative coworking space for Wivenhoe?

By Deborah Talbot Why a creative coworking space for Wivenhoe? Wivenhoe Creatives started as a Facebook group, but will soon become a CIC, aiming to establish a creative coworking and social space in Wivenhoe. Why did we want to do it? We’re all pretty busy people....

Radical Love: Female Lust – a Review

By Deborah Talbot Last week I returned to my former home – London - to see Radical Love: Female Lust, a celebration of over a millennium of women’s poetic reflections on love and sexuality from the Arabic region, depicted by contemporary artists from across the world....

Married to the Marshes

By Lelia Goldsmith Married to the Marshes is a poetry and art project focused on celebrating hidden female voices in Essex and Suffolk both real and imagined, with a view to publishing a poetry anthology in late 2017. Through interviews, research, local literature,...