Tuesday 19 February 2013

wakefield happening

"You've really brightened my day"


"Wrapping things in town and creating havoc!"


"It's not very good"

"What a waste of wool"

Yarn storm in Wakefield on a beautiful cold blue sky day. Working in the shadow of the Cathedral with crows and pigeons flocking overhead. Wrapping the town centre in acrylic yarn, drawing, outlining street furniture, keeping secrets, not telling the whole story, unraveling, colouring in, enticing passers-by to ask questions, to join us, connections, conversations with strangers and the inert city space, adding an unfamiliar texture. Young people, citizens of their city, inhabiting and leaving their mark over six hours. Wakefield Happening.

Early start in Wakefield

 Sophie untangling

  James and Shabina connecting tree with bollard

 Ben and Ryan beginning a 3D intervention

 Sam and spring colour

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 Kate, Edward and Melvin working on the banister

 Arato from Budapest and his bench 

 Sophie, Erin and Ryan towards the end of the day

 Arato's bench

 Ben and his work

 Sam and Shabina

Wakefield Happening

Sunday 17 February 2013

bribe spiders

Ben: "Why can't we bribe spiders to do this stuff?"

A mysterious, colourful yarn trail will appear around street furniture in Wakefield city centre on 19.02.13. Young people can join us at any time between 10am-4pm as we make our way from Wakefield Cathedral to Costa Coffee in Trinity Walk. Help create a buzz in the city.

Why? Can’t tell you, its top secret... but by joining us you will get invited to events created by young people for young people in Wakefield.