The Ship of Light, in the centre of The Forum’s main Atrium, is your chance to help create a piece of community artwork, which will be on display to the public throughout the Festival.
During the first weekend (Sat 8 and Sun 9 Feb) visitors are invited to embellish the metal ‘ship’ frame with textiles and artwork. There will also be the opportunity to create origami boats to fill the ship with. Everyone is welcome and materials are provided.
The Ship of Light is part of a project called Creative Odyssey, set up by local artist Sarah Cannell whose son Henry was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2016.
Henry is now in remission but the trauma of his treatment is ongoing. The aim of Creative Odyssey is to raise funds to help families experiencing cancer and to provide therapeutic art activities.
The Ship of Light is helping to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK and for a Winter Lantern Festival, in March 2020, that will celebrate the healing magic of the arts community.
If you would like to make a lantern for the festival, join Sarah and friends for free activities later in the Festival.
You can read more about the Creative Odyssey, and the lantern festival at Raveningham in South Norfolk, here – sarahcannell.com/creative-odyssey