The Wigan Arts Festival was a two-week multi-arts festival created by Wigan council to get people engaging in the Arts around the Wigan borough. The Carbon Landscape Partnership got involved with this incredible event as it was the perfect way to spread awareness for our project by bringing people along for a weekend of fun and environmental activities.
With over 90 people attending our events over the four days, it was great to see so many people joining us and exploring the concept of art in a nature abundant environment. We had so much fun exploring four of our amazing sites; Three Sisters, Amberswood, Low Hall and Wigan Flashes. We did nature walks that highlighted each site's incredible natural beauty, foraging with Dave Winnard at Wigan Flashes and had plenty of family-friendly crafting activities for all to enjoy. The Three Sisters event saw the soft launch of our incredible new trails! It was a day of fun where children could explore the enchanted tree trail, take incredible rubbings from the brass rubbings trail and journey on a quest to find the golden dragon egg hidden deep within the Three Sisters! For those adults who joined in on the fun, they could experience our incredible heritage audio trail that takes the listener on a journey to the past. After all our events children had the opportunity to create their own art, inspired by what they had seen at each site such as Bee Bombs, Clay Dragonfly sculptures and other fun eco-inspired art.
If you enjoyed these events and are wanting more, then stay tuned as we have plenty more events this year coming your way!