Message in a Bottle - Reading Friends

Message in a Bottle - Reading Friends

A Reading Friends event, run by Art at the Heart CIC and Solihull Libraries. For all ages.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read fully before booking

  • This event takes place in two parts, via Zoom. The first session will take place on Thursday 25 February at 10am for the AM group, and 6pm for the PM group. The second session will take place on Thursday 4 March at 10am for the AM group, and 6pm for the PM group.
  • PLEASE only sign up for this event if you are confident that you can attend both sessions. Your ticket grants you acess to both sessions. You cannot join Session 2 if you were not signed up for Session 1.
  • Each ticket entitles you to watch on one screen – tablet, or laptop - regardless of how many people are watching that screen. Please do not order more tickets than necessary.
  • By signing up for these sessions, you give us permission to pass your contact details on to our third-party providers Art at the Heart CIC so that they can send you the information you will need to take part.

Who is this project for?

Solihull residents–you can work with friends, family, solo or with online participants.

What is Message in a Bottle about? 

It’s a community project aiming to capture local lockdown experiences in a bottle. Imagine you are sending an SOS out. What would you say? You can use words/pictures or anything else that you can think of to create a message. Who knows what message might come back? Events are friendly, supportive and bring people together to share ideas. 

You will need:

  • A wide necked plastic bottle–(so we can put things inside)–family juice/smoothie bottles are ideal. Openings must be cut by an adult if you decide to have one;
  • Worksheet/some paper to note ideas (downloadable worksheets available); 
  • Pencil to write/draw with;
  • Materials–you don’t need special materials; use whatever is available to decorate your bottle (coloured paper/magazines/collage/buttons/pebbles/found materials).  

Support and Guidance–online workshops are live and we’re here to help.


If you send a photo of your Message in a Bottle creation to admin@artattheheartcic.org we’ll include it in a Library window display.

 

Message in a Bottle is part of Reading Friends, a Reading agency initiative. The Solihull Reading Friends programme is a collaboration between Solihull Libraries , The Core Theatre Solihull and Art at the Heart CIC. The aim of Reading Friends is to start conversations and connect people who are lonely and isolated. We are delighted to offer a varied programme including other events such as Storytime LIVE, Unfolding Stories, and Have I got Local History News For You!.

This event will be taking place online, via Zoom. Please download Zoom ahead of the event.

This is a 2-part event, taking place on Thursday 25 February and Thursday 4 March.

The AM group will take place at 10am - 11am, and the PM group will take place at 6pm - 7pm both weeks.

This is a free event.

Please only sign up for this event if you are confident that you can attend both sessions.

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