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July 2017

ARK

July 7 @ 9:00 am - October 15 @ 6:00 pm

Modern art in a medieval space The largest free to enter contemporary and modern sculpture exhibition to be held in the North West of England, ARK will feature 90 works of art by more than 50 celebrated sculptors including Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Lynn Chadwick, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas, David Mach, Elisabeth Frink, Eduardo Paolozzi, Kenneth Armitage and Peter Randall-Page.  More information here.  

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ARK Workshop | Clay Modelling (B1)

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 24th July 2017 at 2:00pm

Chester Cathedral, Chester Cathedral
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2HU United Kingdom
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This workshop - a part of our ARK Public Education Programme - will focus on the production of an ornate chest to represent the Ark of the Covenant that stored the stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written. Using leather hard clay, participants will receive a demonstration on how to construct their box or chest out of clay slabs. Afterwards, you may spend time decorating your creation. Please note that this workshop comprises two separate sessions on two…

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ARK Workshop | Clay Modelling (B1)

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 24th July 2017 at 2:00pm

Chester Cathedral, Chester Cathedral
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2HU United Kingdom
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This workshop - a part of our ARK Public Education Programme - will focus on the production of an ornate chest to represent the Ark of the Covenant that stored the stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written. Using leather hard clay, participants will receive a demonstration on how to construct their box or chest out of clay slabs. Afterwards, you may spend time decorating your creation. Please note that this workshop comprises two separate sessions on two…

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ARK Workshop | Junk Sculpture (indoor)

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 28th July 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on 11th August 2017 at 11:00am

One event on 11th August 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on 18th August 2017 at 11:00am

One event on 18th August 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on 25th August 2017 at 11:00am

One event on 25th August 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on 1st September 2017 at 11:00am

One event on 1st September 2017 at 2:00pm

Chester Cathedral, Chester Cathedral
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2HU United Kingdom
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This workshop for children will focus on individual creativity. Participants will have access to a wide range of junk materials and, inspired by the sculptures in our ARK exhibition, will be encouraged to choose to construct an animal that they would like to put on Noah’s Ark.  Attendees can explore ideas around construction and assembly and will be encouraged to use junk packaging and text from magazines to collage their animals, giving them a context of consumerism, waste and pollution.…

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ARK Workshop | Junk Sculpture (indoor)

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 28th July 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on 11th August 2017 at 11:00am

One event on 11th August 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on 18th August 2017 at 11:00am

One event on 18th August 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on 25th August 2017 at 11:00am

One event on 25th August 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on 1st September 2017 at 11:00am

One event on 1st September 2017 at 2:00pm

Chester Cathedral, Chester Cathedral
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2HU United Kingdom
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This workshop for children will focus on individual creativity. Participants will have access to a wide range of junk materials and, inspired by the sculptures in our ARK exhibition, will be encouraged to choose to construct an animal that they would like to put on Noah’s Ark.  Attendees can explore ideas around construction and assembly and will be encouraged to use junk packaging and text from magazines to collage their animals, giving them a context of consumerism, waste and pollution.…

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Jazzectomy: Jazz on a summer’s day

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

In the cloister garden A six piece band formed in 2013 from five medics and a lawyer playing an electric mix of traditional and modern jazz, swing, soul and a bit of pop with a 'Jazzectomy' twist. All proceeds to the Cathedral Mission Group  

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August 2017

ARK Workshop | Clay Modelling for Children (C1)

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 2nd August 2017 at 2:00pm

Chester Cathedral, Chester Cathedral
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2HU United Kingdom
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Clay is a fantastic chance for creative play. This workshop - a part of our ARK Public Education Programme - will focus on modelling animals with tips on simple modelling techniques such as pinching, coiling and slabbing and surface decoration. Workshop attendees will begin by drawing the animal they wish to sculpt to learn more about its dimensions and will then start to create a model. At the end of the session, the models will be taken away to be…

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ARK Workshop | Clay Modelling for Children (C1)

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 2nd August 2017 at 2:00pm

Chester Cathedral, Chester Cathedral
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2HU United Kingdom
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Clay is a fantastic chance for creative play. This workshop - a part of our ARK Public Education Programme - will focus on modelling animals with tips on simple modelling techniques such as pinching, coiling and slabbing and surface decoration. Workshop attendees will begin by drawing the animal they wish to sculpt to learn more about its dimensions and will then start to create a model. At the end of the session, the models will be taken away to be…

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ARK Workshop | Junk Sculpture for families (outdoor)

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 11th August 2017 at 11:00am

One event on 18th August 2017 at 11:00am

Chester Cathedral, Chester Cathedral
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2HU United Kingdom
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Taking junk material as its starting point, this workshop for families will focus on experimenting with materials and being resourceful as an artist. Participants will use junk and surplus materials alongside more traditional media to make a sculpture inspired by our ARK exhibition. Attendees will be encouraged to think about the application of their design ideas as well as experimenting with unusual techniques to customise found objects. This masterclass takes place on the Dean's Field, adjacent to the Chester Cathedral Balcony &…

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ARK Workshop | Community Nature Sculpture (outdoor)

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 11th August 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on 18th August 2017 at 2:00pm

Chester Cathedral, Chester Cathedral
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2HU United Kingdom
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Using natural materials like wood, leaves, sticks, sawdust, small pebbles and gravel, this workshop will allow participants to unleash their creativity by producing individual or group sculptures on the ground. Group members will then be able to contribute to the collective larger sculpture or piece of nature art by threading, weaving and hanging natural materials in a free flow as and when they feel inspired to. Suitable for: families. Leader: Simon / Lizzie O'Rourke.

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