Open Weekend, Buckinghamshire’s celebration of creativity and culture, will take place from Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st July 2022.
The first ever Open Weekend event for Buckinghamshire took place in July 2021. Over four days Buckinghamshire residents took part in over 70 creative and cultural activities across the county. Open Weekend was co-ordinated by Buckinghamshire Culture in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council.
In 2021, activities were themed to stories and storytelling and included literary and heritage walks, performances, open days, trails, concerts, film screenings, exhibitions and story-telling events. There were opportunities to undertake creative activities at home and on-line. Over 3,500 people took part in activities.
Buckinghamshire Culture and Buckinghamshire Council will be teaming up to run Open Weekend again in 2022. The dates for 2022 include Buckinghamshire Day on Friday 29th July 2022.
Organisations and groups across the county are being encouraged to start thinking about creative and cultural events and activities they could run over the 2022 Open Weekend. Submissions will open in April 2022.
The theme for 2022 Open Weekend events will be ‘trees and green’ building on the celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee in June 2022. A few starting points for ideas are listed below – you might be inspired by:
- A local tree, wood, park or garden – telling stories, delivering creative workshops, outdoor performance, or transforming spaces.
- Stories about trees – encouraging people to think about our landscape heritage, exploring folk tales, sharing stories and memories linked to trees.
- The environment and green agenda – encouraging people to think about re-use, recycling and sustainability.
- The colour green itself – monochrome painting workshops, nature inspired creativity, green objects from collections to base activities around.
Bill Morris, Buckinghamshire Culture Co-Chair said: ‘It is brilliant to be bringing Open Weekend back for 2022 – the first event in 2021 was a bit of an experiment, but we feel it was a real success and we have heard how much enjoyment people got from it.
It is also great to hear how many event contributors enjoyed taking part and being involved in something bigger than themselves.‘
Buckinghamshire Culture will be publishing the 2022 Open Weekend time line on their website soon and they are excited to see how many people will take part in 2022.
The programme is supported through funding from Buckinghamshire Council and Rothschild Foundation.
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Culture.