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Family scrap sculpture day celebrate Greenham Common peace women

THERE’S a family sculpture workshop down at Victoria Park tomorrow (Saturday), led by artist Jemima Brown, who is currently exhibiting her work at West Berkshire Museum.

In these fun, hands-on sessions will use thermos flasks, scraps of fabric and other bits and pieces to create sculptures and pictures celebrating the women of the Greenham Common peace camp.

It is suitable for all ages, especially families, children and parents/carers. Under-10s must be accompanied.

Sculpture by Jemima Brown
Sculpture by Jemima Brown

Sessions are at: 12noon-1pm, 1.30pm-2.30pm, 3pm-4pm and 4.30pm-5.30pm. A family ticket is £5 for up to four people from the same household, excluding babies in arms.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Greenham Peace Women arriving at Greenham Common, Greenham Control Tower is running a programme of educational events and activities. Greenham Jemima Brown's exhibition Peace Camp runs at the museum to April 30. her sculptures celebrate the women of the peace camps. At approximately 1/3 life size, they fuse figurative portraits with found objects including thermos flasks and camping stoves. The work explores memories of the Greenham protest and considers its significance in turbulent times 40 years on.

Booking for the workshops is essential as numbers are limited.


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