Nysa Projects – Blog update – Planet Munch and other things to do in Watford/Herts this half term

Nysa Projects Blog update.

Seems a little pathetic not to have written a blog in more than a year.  But I have been busy moving from Watford to Brighton followed by Brighton to Hemel (for the culture of course) and Hannah has been busy with another top ranking project, Baby Number 2!  We have however, managed to keep the creative output flowing but writing any updates has slipped the net.

So here we go..

Planet Munch – Savour the Flavour – Musical Puppet Show.

Kerry Lanigan and Omega Always the mermaid

At the beginning of this year we were very lucky to secure funding from Hertsmere Council and Awards for All to support the performance of 9 puppet shows in Hertsmere, Hertfordshire and beyond.

In this phase we have provided creative volunteering opportunity and been performing in areas where there is low opportunity for Artistic engagement.

So far we have performed in; Bevendean Primary School, Brighton, Chater Infants, West Watford, Bushey Rose Garden and Oakmere Primary in Potters Bar.  The feedback so far has been excellent with all the children happily singing and dancing with the puppets.

The funding from Awards for All has allowed us to tweak the show further and the content is getting stronger at each stage, we have even added a new song!

A big welcome to…

We have been working with some new performers, shadowing on project so far and warmly welcome Kate Powell to Planet Munch.  Kate will be making her first steps on planet munch this half term we are so excited and really enjoying working with her.

A huge thanks to..

The Schools for having us, the team at Hertsmere and Watford Council/Libraries, our talented team of performers whose energy and ideas make Planet Munch happen, Chris Dobson, Grethe Mangala Jensen, Charlotte King and Angie Mack and our partners and funders: Watford Borough Council, ACE, Hertsmere Borough Council, Awards for All and UCL.

'As long as you need me, this is where I'll be.'

Aunty Apple get's cooking in Bushey Rose Gardens.

Peachy hopes her next attempt won't be entirely hoopless!

Broccing out in Bushey Rose Gardens.

Next Shows.

Tuesday the 27th of October at 3 – We are performing at 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, WD61RB.  The show is free to attend please phone 01442 454008 to book or email: Kerry

Friday the 30th of October at 10:30 – You will find us at North Watford Library.  The show is free to attend phone 0300 1234049 to book or email:

Enjoy some snippets from the show here..


Creative Education at Watford Colosseum

I am working part-time for Watford Colosseum devising programmes of creative engagement and developing links across the community.  As part of this work we have initiated #LobbyLive, providing a platform for a wealth of talented local musicians.

In addition to this we are running regular workshops in different locations and invite you to ‘Get Creative’ and enjoy an art workshop inspired by Tree Fu Tom in the Deco Bar at Watford Colosseum on Sunday the 25th of October at 12 and 1.  This workshop is part of the Get Creative Family Arts Campaign and is suitable for all ages, come and make beautiful insect wings and other buggly delights.  The workshops run for 1 hour at 12 and 1 in the Deco Bar at Watford Colosseum.

We are delighted to be working with inspirational musical collective Electric Umbrella.  Their work across the community is making the right noises in many places and we are very happy to welcome them to Watford Colosseum as Artists in Residence.  Electric umbrella did a great job of warming up the Colosseum Grand lobby before the blockheads last Saturday night and look forward to hearing more from them.

Watford Recycling Arts Project

Please note WRAP have successfully moved and are back in action at their new address:  The new address is Unit 6 Ryefield Crescent, Northwood Hills, HA6 1LT.  Well done WRAP no small effort, you’ve got a lot of stuff.

More to come about other aspects of socially engaged arts practice soon, meanwhile Hannah is back in the Studio and I am back in rehearsal.





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