Words On The Wing

We are delighted to share our current project, Words On The Wing, supported by Arts Council England and involving migratory postal arts & online shadow stories!

Inspired by our wonderful wild resident birds, and our very special seasonal feathered visitors - who really have been a source of great joy to us all during this uniquely challenging time - ARTiculate, the Early Bird & Fibsticks are hoping to alleviate isolation and offer people a sense of connection through sharing some special migratory postal & story arts. Here's how...

Migratory postal art
This aspect sees us sending out personal, sometimes surprise, ‘migratory’ bird-themed art works to people, via our wonderful postal service! Poem, painting, print, drawing - whatever it is, each work is personally produced, packaged & posted to you for your enjoyment & delight! We hope our art gifts will spark your imagination and help your spirits soar up high with the swallows & swifts.

Want to receive an art gift, or create your own bird-inspired artwork or poem on our special cards to share with others in turn? We’ll provide the cards & stamps for you to pass on the avian love! This can be sent by you to someone you know, or we can share it for you if you return it to us! 
Just email us at contact@articulatecollective.com to start the process!
Shadow stories
This element aims to inspire children & adults alike to write, perform and share their own bird-themed shadow tales! What birds do you see or hear, in your garden, by the sea, in the woods, at your window? Have they been particularly loud and wonderful this spring, or through lockdown? Do you know a bird tale, or are you inspired by your bird art gift? Want to tell your bird story in a lovely new way? 

We’re also delighted to bring you some special online ‘Fibsticks’ workshops to help you get started, below, sharing techniques, handy tips, materials & information, plus we've already got a hand-made Magpie shadow tale below for you to enjoy & be inspired by! Take a look.
Shadow stories 
This part of the project aims to inspire children & adults alike to write, perform and share their own bird-themed shadow tales! What birds do you see or hear, in your garden, by the sea, in the woods, at your window? Have they been particularly loud and wonderful this spring, or through lockdown? Do you know a bird tale, or are you inspired by your bird art gift? Want to tell your bird story in a lovely new way? 

We’re also delighted to bring you some special online ‘Fibsticks’ workshops to help you get started, sharing techniques, handy tips, materials & more, plus we've already got a Magpie shadow tale ready below for you to enjoy & be inspired by! Take a look...


First in our two-part instruction video presented by Reg Payn of ARTiculate, showing how to create your own shadow puppets and stories, using simple tools and materials, hints and tips!

The second instalment of our Words On The Wing instruction video sharing information on how to make a character shadow puppet and operating sticks, plus lots more along the way.
Join our Words On The Wing community
Post & tag your #wordsonthewing pictures, words & stories - your work could be at the heart of our Words On The Wing follow-on events, which hope to link our partner commmunities on Scilly & in North Cornwall when circumstances allow. 
Find us on Twitter #wordsonthewing #articulatecollective and on Facebook @articulatecollective. And of course, please do email us if you want to join in, or you need extra info or help to get you started! contact@articulatecollective.com
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