The LOVE (Lexicon of Optimistic Vocabulary Events) project was initiated by one of our resident artists Rebecca Finney. Started in May 2018 with the aim of creating a word hoard that is full of positivity and optimism and to create a place to preserve and treasure colloquial vocabulary (words about the land, countryside, nature and farming particular to Herefordshire & the Marches especially), and to use the Lexicon as a resource to draw upon for creative activities.
Currently LOVE is engaged in a community collaborative project, LOVEkington, for the Marches Makers Festival 2019. LOVEkington is inviting Kington residents and visitors to contribute words that describe and celebrate Kington: words that reflect the town and its surrounding countryside; its people and community; places and environment; activities (groups, societies, events, industry, trade and commerce); history and heritage.
To get involved you can contribute words to the LOVEkington Lexicon in person at Border Bean Café or via LOVEkington @ facebook/Instagram.
OR select a word to make into a decorative lettering sign design
Dimensions: 21x21cm or 21x30cm or 15x42cm Materials: Any Colours: Limit your colour palette to no more than 5 colours Submission: Designs can be dropped in to the Border Bean Deadline: Designs to be received by Fri 1stMarch Please note name and contact details on reverse of design
You could come along to the Library half term event to make your sign design….
LOVEkingtonHalf-Term Workshop opportunity at Kington Library Join artist Rebecca Finney for a LOVEkington sign design workshop Sessions at 10am-12noon or 2-4pm Tuesday 19th February 2019 Creative activities suitable for ages 5 – 85 years all materials provided BOOKING ADVISED Contact: email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Instagram
Visit Rebecca's artist page here to view more of her work and to contact her.
* LEXICON - a Lexicon is a special thing, an alphabetical word collection of a language or theme, differing from a dictionary in that it doesn't contain definitions. A lexicon can be the repository for words common in oral use, vernacular and is also the crucible of new words. The words included in this collection may be very personal and subjective, any language, idiom or invention allowed.
LOVEkington and Marches Makers are grateful to The Elmley Foundation and Great Places for their contributions to support this project. Also, to Kington United Charities for funding LOVEkington art workshop activities with students of Lady Hawkins School.