Our Place – with the Hub ONLINE - FULLY BOOKED

Thu 15 Jul — Thu 9 Sep

Free, Booking is essential

Telephone: 01529 308 710


Our Place will showcase the people and places of the East Midlands through 7 different projects, with artists and communities from each county making new artworks together that are representative of place. The projects, workshops, and final artworks will be filmed for a special online broadcast at a celebration event on Thu 9 Sep. Photographs of the artworks will also be exhibited online.

The Lincolnshire strand of Our Place will work with participants (Participants must be Lincolnshire based) to make their own, personal apron. The apron can be seen as a symbol of domesticity, but it also provides protection - ensuring the wearer is ready for whatever activity may lay ahead, and can even be a cape for the new superheroes of our time.

The Hub would like to showcase the work of our communities by inviting participants to make their own apron, reflecting on your own places, and the things that really mattered and kept you going throughout the pandemic.

Participants can take part online through a mix of live and pre-recorded workshops. Some creative resources & materials will be posted to participants taking part online, but please note - if you are taking part from home, you will need access to basic sewing equipment including a sewing machine and measuring tape/ruler, (if you are making your own apron), scissors, pins, scraps of fabric and thread/yarn.

Pre-recorded video to follow from home in your own time before the first live workshop on Thu 15 Jul.

Following a pre-recorded workshop with experienced fashion design tutor Maria Manning, guiding you through the steps required to mark up your pattern, cut out and sew your own apron from scratch.

If this option doesn’t appeal to you, we have a limited number of ready-made aprons available for the project, or you can provide your own apron.

Applying the story
Thu 15 Jul, 10–11.30am
Live zoom workshop

During this workshop, mixed-media book artist Phiona Richards will guide participants on how to apply their story to the apron using basic applique techniques. Participants will be shown how to plan their design and create simple templates. At the end of the workshop participants should be well on the way to completing their first applique examples to add to their apron.

Blueprints with personal objects
Thu 22 Jul, 10–11.30am
Live zoom workshop

Working with visual artist Kelly Barfoot, participants will make beautiful Prussian blue ‘cyanotype’ prints using an iron-based alternative photographic printing process. Flowers, seed heads and leaves lend themselves well to this technique and can reflect your garden or local area. Participants can also use other personal items exploring ‘Our Place’ to make prints to add to their apron, such as glasses, tools or lace etc. Feel free to use your creativity!

Lost the Thread
Thu 29 Jul, 10–11.30am
Live zoom workshop

Sometimes the option not to stitch can give light relief and there are many ways to make your mark on fabric without using a needle and thread, if you choose to. In this workshop Phiona Richards will return to show participants creative ways of mixed-media writing using a pen and / or a needle and thread to create titles, prominent words or short snippets of your story of ‘Our Place’. There will be the opportunity to discuss essential words and phrases that could be included and the best ways to apply them.

Tying loose ends
Thu 5 Aug, 1-3pm
At the Hub only

The final session will offer a chance for everyone who has taken to ensure they have finished their aprons, ready for filming later in August. Staff at the Hub will support participants to complete all the elements they wish to include, and offer advice and assistance where needed. All aprons to be included in the film need to be at the Hub by this date, including those from participants who have taken part online. All participants are encouraged and invited to attend this session (COVID restrictions permitting).

Our Place Celebration Event
Thu 9 Sep, Time TBC

All participants are encouraged and invited to attend this celebration event (COVID restrictions permitting), where the film of all the projects will be premiered live online.


Fort­night­ly on Mon from 28 Jun, 10am-12noon & 1 – 3pm

Home Education Workshops

£5 per child, booking essential

Dance at the Hub

Thu 29 Jul 2021, 4:15–5pm

Children’s Creative Dance Taster

£3.50 PER , 5-7yrs, please book

Dance at the Hub

Wed 4 Aug, 1 – 4.30pm & Thu 5 & Fri 6 Aug, 9.45am‑4.30pm

Dance Summer School

8-19yrs, prices vary, please book