Community waffle house offers rich programme of events this summer

Axminster's Community Waffle House

Good company and conversation at Axminster's Community Waffle House - Credit: Matt Smith

There is a lot going on at Axminster’s Community Waffle House this summer.
“That’s not a weed, that’s a wish - Axminster Children’s Community Art Exhibition” - was launched on Friday, August 6 by Creatives Meet-Up. 
This project offers children and young people, from the age of five up to 18, the opportunity to express through a piece of artwork how they felt during the pandemic and resultant lockdowns. 
The organisers say: “Children have endured much during this period; no time to play with their friends, being isolated indoors, pushed haphazardly through hours of homeschooling. It's time they had a voice!”
On the exhibition entry form, children are asked to make a piece of creative work, using a medium of their choice, from drawing, painting and 3D modelling, to photography and video, poetry and storytelling.
They are asked a question: “If weeds were wishes, what would you have wished for?” This is a chance to really tell people how it was for them. Once they have completed and submitted their work it will be brought together with other entrants and shown in an exhibition at The Community Waffle House during October 2021 half-term week. 
Entrants will be invited, along with their family and friends, to share in their achievement and see their work displayed. A joyous thing to look forward to and a reason to celebrate for our wonderful community of children!  
Creatives Meet-Up is a group of creative professionals who meet at The Community Waffle House on Tuesday evening 7.30pm-9pm.  
Other key forthcoming events: 
27th August - ‘The Skalatans’ – Ska Band (free entry – booking essential) 
24th September – Alan West & Steve Black – Country Duo (free entry – booking essential) 
October Half-Term – Community Art Exhibition.

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