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Cradley Heath Green Landscapes Project is funded by the National Lottery Fund celebrating 25 yrs

Cradley Heath Green Landscapes Project

For further details contact
Tel: 01384 910968

Arts Council England (National Lottery) have given the go-ahead for MFAA to partner with several private, public and volunteer organisations to run a green landscapes project centred on the 5 green open spaces of Cradley Heath.

Experienced MFAA member Martyn Harris is leading the project that will include multi-media artworks, the spoken/written word, heritage film and music.

Anyone and everyone of all ages and abilities will be able to take part in landscape workshops and follow up studio sessions.

Martryn said, "This project will involve the wider community with people of all ages being able to take part in free landscape workshops and follow up studio sessions held at several partner sites".

24th September 2019:   Arts Council England approved project funding. 

The project is unrivalled across the Black Country and Birmingham in its planned connectivity to engage people and communities from surrounding areas to take part in an integrated programme of artwork. It will deliver real outcomes toward benefitting Cradley Heath's green landscapes community volunteers who give freely of their time to maintain and improve surrounding green open spaces for the benefit of the public.

October 2020: ACE update:

Arts Council England have given permission to Martin (Project Lead) for the project to continue until April 2021.  Arrangements will be put into place for the premiere exhibition  to take place early in the New Year at a date to be fixed

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Cradley Heath Green Landscapes 

Bearmore Playing Field  

Sutherland Road, B64 6EA  

St Luke's Green Space                 

Upper High Street, B64 5HX

Haden Hill Park                      

Hayseech, B64 7JU

Mary MacArthur Memorial Gardens  

Lower High Street, B64 5AB

Mousesweet Brook Nature Reserve 

New Pool Road, B64 5BX

Closed event for Happy Painters. 

Storyboard Session      

(@ Blackheath Library, High Street, B65 0EA )

To take part contact TAY:  01384 910968

COVID-19:  from January 2021  

Participating in the project. 

The main public participation opportunities have now closed. However, you, your family and friends can still participate in the project at any time by visiting any or all 5 open green spaces to create landscapes art or to take photographs.   All that you need to do is to ensure you keep to safe distancing and COVID-19 guidelines re open air gatherings.

The planned premiere and public finished landscapes exhibitions have been curtailed as Sandwell MBC area is now under Tier 4 Covid-19 Stay At Home restrictions. The events will now take place at a date to be fixed

If you do take part it would be great to hear from you by email to:    infoartyard@gmail.com   

or  Post images on our Instagram feed:  #CHGL

Closed Events at Haden Hill Park

Participation by invitation only for special educational needs

Thursday 16th Jul 2020

11:00 am - 1:00pm  Creatrive Arts, Oldbury

1:00om - 3:00pm  Halas Homes, Halesowen

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If you have any questions:

  • Telephone to Martyn Harris on:   07954 306223

  • Or visit The Art Yard


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