Following our successful Ellie the Eel Christmas appeal between 27th November – 4th December 2018, where all donations were worth twice their original value, we raised a total amount of £2455.
This year will be the 16th Eel Day Parade, and with the funds raised, we’ll be running free workshops and arts activities in our riverside Gallery on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March. We’re inviting local children, families and seniors, to work together to help create a fantastic spectacle for the Eel Day parade on Saturday 4 May 2019.
We have four fantastic artist led, Ellie the Eel repair workshops that will be running over the 30th and 31st March 2019, between 12-2pm & 2-4pm.
These workshops will be led by local artist John Lyons, who will be repairing one of the first eels ever paraded on eel day, and one he originally created. You’ll also have a have to chat to the team about how you can be part of the parade by helping carry Ellie on Eel Day.
If you can’t make our artist-led workshops, we will also have community drop-in sessions during weekends in April, where you will be able to decorate a scale for the infamous Ellie the Eel. These drop-in sessions will be running over consecutive weekends 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st April between 12-4pm.
If you are interested in taking part in any of our free workshops, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To follow the progress of this project, please visit www.babylonarts.org.uk/projects
Press release from Babylon Arts