Community mosaics for public display in Henfield

Henfield Community Partnership is working with Creative Waves to create community mosaics for public display in Henfield.

The village has a rich cultural history which will be depicted in the final mosaics.  A key part of this will be the role that the village played in the women’s movement through local resident, Elizabeth Robins and her time at Backsettown Farmhouse.

Three workshops have now been completed and working images have been developed by Creative Waves. They will now work up two designs for our Community Mosaics which encompass Henfield’s rich heritage and links with Suffrage. 

One will depict the strong link between Henfield and the suffrage movement and the other will focus more on some of Henfield’s heritage while linking to the first one. The workshops were held at St Peter’s C/E primary school, Youth club and Henfield Hall for the general public. The Henfield Haven was visited last week.

The mosaics will be made on December 8th in Henfield Hall between 10am and 4pm and the team are looking forward to seeing as many people as possible so this truly will be a Community event. Please share this information as widely as possible.

This is also the day when the High Street will enjoy free parking, the traders will be enticing customers with offers, Santa will be in his Grotto in the afternoon and Shayler will bring his mini funfair, so lots of reasons to visit Henfield.

Many thanks to Alan Barwick from the Museum for his help in collating information and photographs, Elaine Goodyear for lending her colourful displays about suffrage and Wendy Gordon for giving extra background information.

The mosaics will be on permanent outside display for all to enjoy and the team are currently talking to the Parish Council to find suitable locations. They will be taking delivery of them in January as they help launch Henfield’s Year of Culture events.

If you want to get involved, or for more information, please contact [email protected]

Posted in 2018, News.

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