2012 SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLOSH!
Splish, Splash, Splosh! had its first outing in August 2012 at The Fold, a remarkable craft and design centre at Bransford, near Worcester. This creative activity for children and adults is the brainchild of artist Amber Laith, who was enabled to develop it through a Gane Award granted in July this year.
Amber took great pains to research and develop a safe and user-friendly series of activities complementing her own artistic practice as a painter. She is part of a fascinating place, full of artists and craftspeople in their studios working to a high standard, which also houses a natural therapy practice and provides a lively programme of events.
The Fold also houses a successful cafe, resourced by organic produce from the Care Farm at the Fold, an interesting and worthwhile project which provides meaningful work for people with particular support needs in a safe environment, with the help of volunteers.
Amber’s initiative adds an additional creative experience for the visitor and a particularly useful activity for children, and it takes all the participants from being spectators to enjoying their own creativity. The Gane Trust saw real value in supporting this and has also offered specialist advice to Amber during her preparations.