Frances Jayne Newman fine art

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Alice Driver designed a cloth bag for us at the 
Bloomsbury Festival.

With the backing of The Friends of UCLH, who fund many of the art workshops that take place at UCLH and the National Hospital for Neurology & Neuro surgery, we participated in this year's Bloomsbury Festival, which took place on the weekend of 22 - 23 October.

The Bloomsbury Festival is a cross-cultural event organised by Hidden Cities and supported by the Wellcome Trust, UCL, the School of Advanced Study, Camden Council, Bloomsbury Colleges, Arts Council England and The British Museum that seeks to highlight the richness and diversity of the Bloomsbury community.

Our tent at the festival show-cased the work we produce in the art workshops, drew attention to our role in the life of Bloomsbury and raised awareness of the groups that fund us. 

As part of our input into the event (and as a fun exercise in the workshops) we thought it would be useful to produce a cloth bag decorated with a design created by the workshop participants.

We are taking as inspiration the work of the artists known as the Bloomsbury Group and the Omega Workshop who worked in the area almost 100 years ago and whose ethos was to decorate objects used in daily life with the creative visions of an artist rather than a designer.

The bag design by Alice Driver was selected and is illustrated middle left, the actual bag is 42cm high and 37cm wide and digitally printed in full colour on one side of the bag.

They will be manufactured by Bag It Don't Bin It