We are inviting anyone and everyone to Get Involved
It’s your Festé, your City, and this is your chance to change it for the better.
Derby is truly WELL and DONE with the Pandemic – So let’s get on and make some ART!
For Derby Well Re-Dressed, every single one of us can make a difference to this year’s launch event.
By gently appropriating the traditional and unique Derbyshire WELL DRESSING format of creating a community artwork which adorn our town and village wells in the summer; Festé are looking for both traditional and contemporary takes on the Derbyshire Well Dressing –
These could be in Dance, Performance, Painting, Sculpture, Video and Song. They could be created in traditional materials (Clay, flower petals, seeds and shells) or recycled from household items (rubber gloves, discarded masks, empty wine bottles!). They could be a response to Lockdown, a celebration of community, The NHS, Black Lives Matter, your family or a loved one lost…. However, you need to express yourself, we want you to transform the city, creating pathways and stories, memories and maybe a promise for a better future!
Makers, painters, dancers, sculptures, knitters, taggers, writers, house dads, grannies, composers, singers, potters, seamsters, gardeners, neighbours, poets, business folk, scribblers, toddlers, mums… and you!
If you have something inside you that needs to be out, Derby Well Re-Dressed will welcome you with open arms…
Anyone interested in forwarding their creative ideas or work for inclusion in the Derby Well Re-Dressed Street Gallery please CLICK HERE The link will open up a form in a new window
This Autumn, the City could be your palette, your canvass, your stage; we can reinvent the way we see things, enjoy things, share things…
As an artist or craft maker, imagine your work on every lamppost, or adorning a building or shop window, reconnecting your work with the real world and real people, reaching new audiences and markets, finding new fans. Imagine the exposure after so long on lockdown.
This is your opportunity to restart the world, and create the new normal.
As a business, it’s time to show the community you are with them and behind them, time to forge a new following and support the clients of the future, as they find their feet in the recovering economy. It could be your shop they linger in front of, your building they stare in awe at as it reveals a new way of looking at the future. Never has the local community looked to champions of industry and business with such keen attention. This could be your moment.
As a citizen of Derby, whatever you do or are, you have (like us all) been through so much. And now? Derby Well Re-Dressed is your chance to tell the world your story, reveal how life has changed for you, show what this new ‘normal’ means to you. As poignant as things have been, they have taught us nothing if we don’t take this opportunity to seize the moment to explore new things and take a chance.Derby Well Re- Dressed is your chance to embrace your dream. Engage, be seen, be safe and enjoy. It’s time to share.
If you would like a little inspiration, Deda has created a resource pack to help you get creative. You can download the pack by clicking on the link below which will open up a PDF document – Enjoy!