Paper mache making for Branscombe Arts Festival

Branscombe Arts Festival

We created an Autumn Seed Sculpture with the children of Branscombe Primary School. This work will feature as part of a new festival of art, craft and music in Branscombe - St Winifred's Church - September 28 to October 2nd. A fun project with children aged 5 to 10 years, exploring the joys of creativity, making conkers and linden berries, making at scale and exhibiting in the community.

This festival is an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the creativity of local artists and crafts people. David Shrigley
It makes me feel relaxed.
I really want to pop the balloon!
This is so fun.

Children of Branscombe Primary School

The joy of messy making

The conker

Many hands



Calmly absorbed


Feeling good

Learning new things

Creating together

Conker shell spikes

Joy & creativity

Having fun making

Layering the structure

Team work


Drying the leaves

Art and smiling

The wonderful resulting artwork

Autumn crown

Some of the artists viewing their creation

Beautiful berries

Acorns...potential to be creativity!

At the opening of St Winifred's Autumn Arts Festival, Branscombe

St Winifred's Church as a gallery, harnessing joy and creativity in the Branscombe community.

Seeds at scale

Photo: Paul Newman

Symbols of hope and nourishment - just as the process of creating them

Photo: Paul Newman