Wild Walls and Words - 2021

Alex Godwin and Caryl Hart are the 2021 Artist & Author in Residence!

Stimulating creativity and imagination, we ask that the artist and author use their professional expertise to actively encourage reading and making throughout the summer and to leave a legacy of work linked to the Summer Reading Challenge theme, Wild World Heroes.

The Wild Walls and Words Workshops!

Alex and Caryl are delivering live online workshops for families in the school summer holidays!

Alex will be showing you how to draw wild animals and Caryl will be running a fun writing master class.

Simply book your place then collect a pack of materials from the library with everything you need including some special pens to create great artwork and cool stuff to write on and lots of ideas for making great poems. 

Click here to book a place on a Wild Walls Artist Workshop

Click here to book a place on a Wild Words Author Workshop

The Wild Walls and Words Exhibition!

Alex and Caryl have worked with pupils from Jesse Gray Primary School to create art and writing to positively explore environmental themes. Influenced by the children’s work the exhibition at West Bridgford Library Gallery features commissioned paintings and writings by our resident professionals. 

Visit the exhibition at West Bridgford Library Gallery from Saturday 10 July to Sunday 12 September 2021. Click on the page below to find out more.

"The library project was a fantastic opportunity for supporting our School Vision of: Inspire, Achieve, Challenge and Enjoy, all four of these aims were met and exceeded! The inspiration given by a "real" author and artist can not be underestimated."

Chris Belton, Head Teacher

"I really enjoyed working with Caryl and Alex because I love drawing and English."

Amelie, Year 2 pupil

Have a go at making your own paper frog!

Inspire How To - Make a paper frog.pdf

Grab your colours, scissors and glue and make your own pacific tree frog out of one piece of paper. Download the instructions here!

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England