Recycled City: Free family activity

28 July 2021 17:00 - 31 July 2021 15:00

Mark your calendars! 28 – 31 July is set to be a busy few days in Wakefield.

The Art House has teamed up with Wakefield Council’s Festival of the Earth, Wakefield BID and the Wakefield Express to celebrate the start of the school holidays with four days of free, eco-themed art activities at The Ridings.

Take part in Recycled City and help us to design and build a model of Wakefield city centre, using entirely recycled and eco-friendly materials. Taking inspiration from iconic buildings throughout the city, as well as cutting edge “eco-architecture” from across the globe, participants of all ages will learn how to design and construct model buildings, both real and

Following the final day of activities, all of the models made over the course of the week will be displayed together (in a location to be confirmed) to showcase participant’s ideas about how the city could be more environmentally friendly, liveable, and fun.

All Recycled City activities will be family-friendly and everyone is welcome to join in the fun, for free, anytime.

Just drop-in and have a go!

All activities will be run by long-time studio holders of The Art House, Edgelands Arts.

Find us in the food court, opposite The Tree Bar (K4) on the Upper Mall of The Ridings.

Recycled City will launch on Wednesday 28 July 17:00-20:00 for Artwalk Wakefield, a bi-monthly arts event coordinated by The Art House.

Thursday 29 – Saturday 31 July
Open daily – 10:00-15:00

Part of a week of culture

Just one of several exciting events kicking off the summer holidays, Recycled City coincides with Wakefield Express / Wakefield BID’s Community Days – taking place across the city centre Thursday 29 – Friday 30 July – with retailers, café’s and entertainment venues offering a host of brilliant offers.

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The event also coincides with The Art House’s Eco Open Day on Saturday 31 July as part of Wakefield Council’s Festival of the Earth programme with additional support from Wakefield BID. With thanks to The Ridings for providing space and materials for the workshop and exhibition.

The Eco Open Day will see the launch of Wakefield’s first Cycle Station at The Art House, complete with custom painted bike docks, a self-service bike repair station and a new ‘Cycle to Culture’ map, encouraging residents and visitors to discover Wakefield’s cultural hotspots by bike.

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