A CGI depicting design proposals for the now underway regeneration of Stevenage Town Square. Produced by PRP.
COMMUNITY FLAGS / PLACE MAKING
I AM BECAUSE WE ARE
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Heart of a town mural by Szylk Wane
Stevenage Borough Council, Junction 7 Creatives CIC and our Arts & Heritage Forum partners are working with Kinetika on an exciting new Stevenage Day project. Stevenage Day is always an exciting programme of events, but this year, we will be adding a new creative programme that aims to highlight the cultural and creative diversity of Stevenage. A new flag-making project led by Kinetika and supported using public funds from the National Lottery Community Fund will engage with community groups to showcase our vibrant and diverse cultures and talent across the town.
Communities will have the opportunities to share their stories and identities through the creation of 10 flags, which will fly high on Stevenage Day, and contribute to a new identity and legacy for the town. Communities will also have the opportunity to wave their flags with pride on the day, such as in a carnivalesque procession. By coming together to create these flags, share them, and join in Stevenage Day activities, we hope to champion diversity and galvanise cohesion as we recover from the pandemic.
A selection of flags designed and made by community groups with Kinetika
We are delighted to invite you to take part in creating the flags for Stevenage Day Re-imagined 2022. We will be working with you and your groups to design a set of ten beautiful silk flags that reflect the many communities and hidden gems of Stevenage.
The resource pack was designed to give you all the information you require about the Flag-making aspect of Stevenage Day and will inspire you to get creative with your group members and support you through a step-by-step process in creating the designs for your groups’ flags. It will open when the button below is clicked and can be downloaded from that page.
NB. Download is 15.4MB
A community flag project in Grays, Essex. Painting the silks.
5th April – Introduction Day, Junction 7 Creatives CIC
11th April – Kinetika Zoom Sessions with Kinetika’s Ali Pretty
25th & 26th April – Workshops in Stevenage with Kinetika artist, Ciara Callaghan
4th – 7th May – Designs to be waxed at Kinetika Studios in Essex
9th – 13th May – Flags to be painted at Kinetika Studios in Essex
If you’d like to join us and visit Kinetika Studios for the waxing or painting of the flags, please book a session through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mural by artist Carleen De Sözer