It is such a joy to be able to work on so many different projects.  Below are some snap shots of things I have created or managed either on a freelance or employed basis.  I have been so lucky to be able to combine my love of art and heritage to create projects that engage all ages.  Sharing heritage is very important to me as is creating and encouraging others to make beautiful artworks.  Do you have an project that could do with a sprinkle of creativity and maybe even a splash of magic?  Contact me:  llynda@spiralprojects.co.uk and let us make your audience smile. 

Heritage on Your Doorstep

Heritage on Your Doorstep

Working with NWLDC, these boards were created in villages to allow people to still learn about their heritage despite COVID 19.

Outdoor Art Gallery

Outdoor Art Gallery

Working with NWLDC I engaged 21 volunteer artists to paint 8' x 4' boards with a National Forest theme. They now surround the lake at Conkers after being on display in Coalville town.

Children's Leaf Gallery

Children's Leaf Gallery

Working with NWLDC, I engaged 50 children to create an indoor leaf gallery which was on show in Belvoir Shopping Centre in Coalville for a number of weeks.

March of the Fifty

March of the Fifty

Working with 30 volunteers in 2018, I planned, managed and delivered a re-creation of a famous march made by the first fifty civilian volunteers to land in France during WW1. Cheered on by 3,000 spectators, it is the project I am most proud of. Thanks to HugDon PC.

Medieval Graffiti Day

Medieval Graffiti Day

As part of St Helen's Heritage Project, where I was the Heritage Officer, I planned a one-day workshop to discover the marks left during the medieval period and consider what they might mean. This involved two churches and a castle! Thanks to Alison Fearn for her expertise.

Finding the Vaults

Finding the Vaults

Another award winning event involving 80 members of the public in a quest to discover the lost entrance to the vaults of 15th C St Helens church.

Archaeology for children

Archaeology for children

At St Helen's church, I engaged a local archaeologist to provide an introduction to finds and identification for children. Just one of many heritage based workshops there for all different ages.

The Chapel

The Chapel

Whilst working at Moira Furnace, I created a chapel within an industrial museum to show the lives of those who lived and worked on the site.

Seamstress & Cobblers

Seamstress & Cobblers

Whilst working at Moira Furnace, I found two amazing volunteers who built these two living history shops to my drawings. Thank you Neil and Michael. museum.

1950s Seamstress Shop

1950s Seamstress Shop

Sourcing and presenting authentic props to create the inside of the seamstress shop while working at Moira Furnace, Derbys.

The Cobblers Shop

The Cobblers Shop

Using a range of machinery on site and a photograph of the shop they came from, I re-created the inside of an old cobblers shop while working at Moira Furnace.

The Reformation

The Reformation

A visual interpretation at St Helen's showing the timeline and effects of the Reformation in just 5 metres! From Catholic to Protestant and the destruction in between.

The Civil War

The Civil War

A Royalist soldier stands guard in this display of the Civil War happenings right next door in Ashby Castle. A display I created whilst working at St Helen's - Ashby de la Zouch.

The Plague

The Plague

Sights and smells of the plague as this display depicts a child in a local cottage. Created at St Helen's in response to stories of a plague pit there.

Author meets children

Author meets children

Giving out copies of my book "The man who took his pigeon to war' as part of WW1 commemorations. All children were given a book following a talk I delivered during assembly.

Fifty Trees for Fifty Soldiers

Fifty Trees for Fifty Soldiers

A memorial to the First Fifty and the planting of fifty trees. Attended by the Leicestershire Regiment. An honour to create for Hugglescote and Donington le Heath Parish Council.

Whilst working for NWLDC as a Community Engagement Officer, during the pandemic, I engaged Pudding Bag Productions to work with me to create eight heritage films visiting local sites. The aim was to discover new things about familiar places.  While people isolated, they could still find out about their local heritage.  All part of Heritage on your Doorstep and the Hello Heritage Festival. 

Graffiti and Gravestones at Aston on Trent

Sometimes its good to look closer at gravestones and porches and see what you might be walking by. I am fascinated by medieval markings in churches and designs on gravestones. I met with my good friend Alison Fearn who is something of an expert on both!  Made as part of my role at NWLDC. at the parish church of St Mary the Virgin. Thanks to them for allowing us to use the grounds.

The Lime Kilns at Moira Furnace

It was good to catch up again with Steve Scotney to take a look at the lime kilns that once stored the lime used to make iron at this now disused blast furnace in Moira.  Steve talked me through how they worked and what else the lime was used for.  Made as part of my role at NWLDC for Hello Heritage.