Every month we will be shining a spotlight on two of our Cultural Providers in Luton, showcasing the local talent already working with schools and young people right on our doorstep.
For November, we are excited to feature Sophie Gresswell who has worked on a wide range of exciting projects, from creating contemporary murals to delivering arts based workshops. Activities run by Sophie include a Street Art School, Mural Design + Installation (temporary or permanent), the Science of Art sessions and People and Place Workshops (exploring urban and interactive art), to name a few! Find out how Sophie could help your school bring more creativity into the curriculum.
Stockwood Discovery Centre
The unique Stockwood Discovery Centre is a free museum welcoming schools to tell stories of real Luton people behind the collections, exploring the history of the region from prehistoric times to the evolution of Stockwood House and the Farley estate.
Stockwood Discovery Centre is one of the few places in the country where the work of acclaimed artist Ian Hamilton Finlay can be seen on permanent display. His Improvement Garden is a classical garden in which the sculptures are an integral part of the landscape. Once part of the original Stockwood House walled areas, the Period Gardens reflect the changing styles of gardening in this country. With plenty of scope for educational visits, areas of interest include a contemplative Sensory Garden, a colourful World Garden and a Medicinal Garden highlighting the usefulness of plants. The site is designed with environmentally green and sustainable principles in mind.
For details on more of our Cultural Providers based in Luton, check out our interactive map of the region.