Written by Ros Cuthbert

On Saturday October 20th, we got creative at Weston Museum! – thanks to Theatre Orchard’s Heyday project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. I led a group of adults in a free all day workshop exploring Collage and Paint and we produced some amazing work and images, as well as having lots of arts-inspired fun along the way. The day was a great success and everyone threw themselves zealously into it! Heyday is running a series of free workshops connecting people through creativity to the glorious entertainment traditions of Weston-super-Mare, so check out the website for more information on how to take part.
The workshop took inspiration from and tied in with ‘MathildaMathilda’ a joint exhibition between myself and my daughter Tomasin Cuthbert Menes, that was showing at the Museum. It is a work in progress looking at an exciting theatre project we are working on together and included storyboard, costume designs, character portraits, puppets, and lots of other creations. Much of the show included collage paintings by me including several of the MathildaMathilda character herself – a two headed doll that emerged in my paintings a few years ago and has since developed into a narrative and now a theatre production for children aged 7 and up. We also did a Scratch Night at the Museum during the exhibition giving a taste of the show to come and are delighted to announce that the finished performance will be launched at Weston Museum on April 12 & 13 next year!

If you want to see some of my collage paintings go to Art Galleries/ Recent Work on my website www.roscuthbert.co.uk