Dreaming of the Daylight Days

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Springtime Ahead The trees are coming into leaf green green grass is growing. Birds are flitting back and forth, the sun is gradually coming out. The daffodils are fading the crows and rooks above are crowing. Days are getting longer, the restless ground is moving. The sky threatens rain but hopefully it has stopped snowing, […]

Dreaming of the Daylight Days

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Now Spring Now Spring has clad the world in green and the sky is a beautiful blue. The birds are singing, not a cloud in the sky, everything is calm as the sun spreads its warmth through all the green land. Yellow primroses, pink tulips, bluebells beneath the trees bask in the sunlight and wave […]

Music & The Deaf – ‘Dreams’ project

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Over the course of 2017’s year of activity verd de gris will be exploring the notion of ‘sound’ and ‘communication’ with local people who are deaf or severely hard of hearing. Over the last few years we have been working closely people in the Pakistani community who have been deaf since birth. Our good friend Sabah was born […]

Dreams! A year of hope and aspiration …

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

DREAM TIME!! So the the guiding theme for all our work in the final year of our #CreativeCommunities initiative will be exploring ‘Dreams, Hopes & Aspirations’. Our super duper team of artists will develop a number of ‘creative interventions’ which will take place with targeted groups (in schools and with marginalised individuals) across Calderdale. Our […]

Dreaming of the Daylight Days – Poetry Book Launch

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

On Thursday May 11th 5pm at Hebden Bridge Library verd de gris arts will celebrate the launch of their new poetry book ‘Dreaming of the Daylight Days’. We would like to invite you to join us at this very special event to celebrate with us. There will be poetry readings and some singing! We hope you can come! Created […]

Benefits of arts volunteering?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Riaz worked with us as a volunteer on our recent arts commission with Super Slow Way in Blackburn. Here she explains just what it has meant to her to be part of the Through the Door carers project with verd de gris and the BwD Carers Service … “Having completed our course as volunteers with you […]

Through the Door – Poetry Book Launch

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

‘Through the Door’ is an innovative project developed by arts company verd de gris in partnership with Super Slow Way and BwD Carers Service. It is aimed at training up volunteers to deliver creative well-being sessions in local communities across Blackburn & Darwen. Please come and join us for an afternoon of original poetry, beautiful artwork […]

Music Sets Us Free – Celebration Event

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

… this is going to be excellent!! The Mayor of Calderdale is coming … officers from Big Lottery too! … young and old from communities across Calderdale coming together to dance, sing and share a very bold, positive message about creativity and FREEDOM! … So we need a big audience to come and join us […]

#behindthemask poetry books

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

… our women’s project #behindthemask poetry books are out now! In Calderdale libraries, cafe bars, children’s centre .. and lots of other places where women come to meet and chat! If you know of outlets, venues etc. please let us know … X … last Friday verd de gris launched the booklet ‪#‎behindthemask‬ at King […]

Creative Dementia Sessions

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

… every Tuesday and Wednesday verd de gris run meaningful and uplifting creative dementia sessions in Hebden Bridge and Halifax. These sessions are funded through Community Foundation for Calderdale with monies from NHS Calderdale and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Please see flier for details …