Cheddar Folk Banners

Sharing Stories

This community project is collecting the stories and legends of Cheddar to illustrate and celebrate them in the creation of folk banners for display in the town this summer. There are plenty of opportunities for members of the community to get involved in gathering and presenting local stories.

Inkjam have engaged the older generation, the story holders, through coffee mornings and sharing sessions. The younger generation have been invited to illustrate these stories. In 10 free to attend workshops the illustrations will be developed using print and stitch techniques to produce a series of flag banners that will be exhibited in and around Cheddar Village. A real community collaboration celebrating Cheddar’s stories.

Cheddar Folk Tale Coffee Mornings

Come and share your stories of Cheddar or just listen to other peoples tales.
Coffee mornings – Every Monday from 21 Nov to 20 Feb 10.30-12noon

NOTE there is no meeting on 13 Feb due to half term. The last coffee morning sharing session will be 20 Feb
At The Arts Quarter, The Lippiatt, Cheddar, BS27 3QP

Illustrating Stories

The stories collected are being shared with the children of Cheddar who will illustrate them.  Fairlands Middle School is one of the groups contributing.

Carving the Illustrations into Print

Now all ages are invited to help carve these into giant lino printing blocks – to create a series for folk banners telling the Folk Tales of Cheddar. In a series of free workshops Inkjam will share technique and practice of lino cutting and printing and community members will help carve the folk stories into a form ready for print.

When February 2023:
Fri 10th 10am – 12
Tues 21st 7-9pm
Fri 24th 10am – 12
Sat 25 and Sun 26th 10am -12noon Family friendly – 8yrs plus welcome with an accompanying adult
Tues 28 Feb 7-9pm
Fri 3rd March 10am -12
Sat 11 March 10-12 (Family friendly)
Mon 13 March 7-9pm
Mon 27 March 7-9pm

Meet the Artists

Artists Liz Bath and Ness Robinson collaborate on community arts projects and workshops as InkJam. Ink Jam has been commissioned by Seed to create the ‘Cheddar Folk Banners’ project with the community of Cheddar.