The Creative Duck, a network for local creatives, is launching Henley Creative Week running 27 June – 1 July at the Old Fire Station Gallery.
After the overwhelming success of its Market Square Pop Up Shop in November 2018, the team are back to offer locally created products in a pop up space, alongside a week-long roster of creative events at The Old Fire Station Gallery.
Co-founder, Nicola Nott, explains, “After the huge success of our pop up shop, we wanted to take it one step further – collaborating with local makers to create a whole week of events that enhance Henley’s place on the summer culture calendar.”
The week will be packed with hands-on creative workshops from local experts, such as Furniture Upcycling with Lynne Lambourne, Jewellery Making with Julia Burness, as well as Screen Printing and Vision Boarding workshops.
There’ll be a host of inspiring and sociable evening events and talks, from a collaboration with MAMA DO titled My Second Career and a talk on Trend Forecasting, to an evening of Art and Prosecco.
During the weekend, children’s workshops will take centre stage, including Puppet Making, Mask Making and Coil Pottery.
Friday 28 June will see a free community art workshop aimed to bring the elderly and preschool age children together, for a morning of creative activities run by The Creative Duck team.
For a full schedule of events and to buy tickets, go to www.thecreativeduck.co.uk
The gallery space will incorporate The Creative Duck pop up shop, selling an array of products, gifts and art made or designed by local people.
Sarah Gilbert, Co-Founder explains, “We’re really excited to be bringing our Pop Up Creative Hub back to Henley, with an aim of united a broader spectrum of people through creative activities and learning.”