Open Book: A Small Library of Big Ideas

Aug 25

Start Tuesday
25-08-2015, 10:00am

End Tuesday
25-08-2015, 01:00pm

Venue Boston Library

Contact Email

  07747 271820

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Doorways and Designs – A Small Library of Big Ideas

This autumn The Eloquent Fold (artists Carole Miles and Phiona Richards) will be back in Lincolnshire, hosting book / print making sessions at Boston, Long Sutton and Spalding libraries for one morning or afternoon over the course of four weeks per library. The Eloquent Fold love books; seeing them as a doorway to knowledge, an escape to adventure, and pathway to new horizons. The workshop theme has been inspired by Transported’s ongoing project Open Book, a partnership with local libraries.

Book Making Sessions

During the workshops, participants will use images of doors, letter boxes, door knockers, door furniture etc, all of which may been seen and passed in their daily lives, as a framework for the contents of their books. It will be an opportunity to collect information about what, how and why people need or want to be creative in the future.

Participants will experiment with printmaking, drawing, photography, calligraphy, stitching, personal memorabilia, collage, and paper engineering to make their Big Ideas books. Each person will have a book to keep and a book to fill and leave with the Small Library of Big Ideas.


The sessions are open to all age groups and abilities; they will be fun, friendly and free. Come and add your book of ideas to our Small Library and help shape arts ideas for the future!



Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme which aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities.  The programme is overseen by the Centre of Culture and Creativity at the University of Lincoln, and is funded by the Creative People and Places fund from Arts Council England.

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