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Local arts group puts on second Community Art Sharing following encouraging people to write during lockdown

by Linda Philo

poster advertising the Lines and Rhymes sharing

Art Share Crich, formed in 2020 to encourage everyday creativity for people who live and work in the Crich Area has been encouraging people to turn their hand to writing this spring.

Following on from the huge success of the Autumn Community Art Sharing, held at The Glebe Centre in Crich last October, the group have created the Rhymes and Lines project to give people an outlet for writing about subjects that matter the them and in turn, sharing these with the local community.

Clare Limb from Art Share Crich has been collating the poems throughout the Spring says ‘it has been truly inspiring to read all the poems and stories sent to me from a wide range of contributors from the Crich Area. These include children from Crich Junior School and members and volunteers from the Crich Luncheon Club, who have had inspirational poetry readings online from Martyn Offord as well as reading their own poems to each other’.

Submissions include a poem about a pig that flies, an introduction to a gothic story and a poem about the effects of coronavirus on the community.

The sharing will take place between 14  -  16 May In the windows of The Old Black Swan pub on Bowns Hill, Crich.

Art Share Crich would like to express their thanks to everyone who has supported the project in the Crich Area, and a special thank you which goes to Rachel and Steve Palin from The Old Black Swan, who kindly agreed to host the sharing prior to the pub opening on 20th May.

Easter Journey

by Linda Philo

Easter Journey Sculpture


Take time this Holy Week to go round the Easter Journey trail with its 8 stopping places. It’s a creative way of seeing and reading the Easter Story.

Activity bags for children including a booklet with the map of the trail are available in the Phone box in the Market Place. 

When children have completed the quiz they can collect a mini Easter egg on:

Good Friday
From stop 4 - 74 The Common (The garden of Gethsemane)
And Holmleigh, Market Place (Lynda’s home)

Easter Saturday
Holmleigh, Market Place (Lynda’s home)

Easter Sunday.At St Marys church at the 10am Easter Service
From midday at Holmleigh, Market Place (Lynda’s home)
And from Stop 2 - 1 Bower Drive, Jeffries Lane (A woman anoints Jesus)

Easter Monday
From stop 2 - 1 Bower Drive, Jeffries Lane (A woman anoints Jesus)

Crich Easter Journey

by Linda Philo

drawing of Bethlehem and three crosses

Come and visit the Easter Story - in gardens and windows around Crich!

Palm Sunday 28 March to Easter Monday 5 April

Easter Journey guide-booklets, activity-bags, palm crosses and Hope-together magazines will be available to collect from the Telephone Box in the Market Place.

This is for everyone to enjoy and think about the whole Easter story, not just children!

As well as craft activities, there is a short quiz for children with a mini-egg prize for completion. The eggs can be collected the weekend of Good Friday to Easter Monday (details in the booklet).

Stopping points will be outside the Scout hut, front-gardens in Bower Close, Chase View and The Common, a Market Place window, outside Wesley Chapel and the empty tomb outside St Mary’s.

Look out for the willow-angel up at St Mary’s, and a new willow construction at the Bulling Lane crossing.

The Easter Journey is being put together by members of St Mary’s, Wesley Chapel and others in the community, such as the Willow-Weaving group.

Please adhere to government social distancing guidelines.

The Angel Gabriel has appeared!

by Geoff Brown

The angel Gabriel, created by Crich Willow Weaving Group, at the Bulling Lane - Coasthill juncton

The Crich Willow Weaving Group came together during the first lockdown and started to create a number of artistic pieces (see previous news items relating to the Art Sharing Project). Within a few months of distanced outside working, they agreed to jointly create an uplifting piece for the village.

The Angel Gabriel was the inspiration of their teacher Mogs, with all of the group delighted to contribute. Gabriel now graces the planter on the junction of Bulling Lane and Coasthill as you head up from Crich Market Place.


Some of Crich Willow Weaving Group with the sculpture of the angel.
Some of the Crich Willow Weaving Group with the Angel. Photo: Annette Love.

In daylight the Angel is impressive enough, but is then inspiringly lit after dark.

There has been a huge reaction, with many villagers stopping to take a look. The group commented that:

We are delighted if  folks are enjoying the Crich Angel

In January it is hoped that The Angel will find a permanent home in the church.

The planter will then be planting with bulbs by Jordan James to carry on cheering us through the winter.

Look out for more about the Crich Willow Weaving Group in the next edition of Crich Standard

Stop press: Doorstep Carols change of Radio Station!

by Linda Philo

Doorstep Carols

We hope you are looking forward to joining in with the Doorstep Carols on Wednesday, 16th December at 6pm

Please note that there is a small change... Radio Derby have changed their schedule but we can still join in by tuning in to Radio Nottingham on 95.1 FM or BBC Sounds. 

Please tell your neighbours about the changes and lets make a great sound and spread some Christmas cheer.

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