Wonderful Witney Gig-Arts

The Wonderful Witney Gig-Arts Event was an outstanding success! Wearing their purple t-shirts sponsored by Dare Investments, the 40 participants from Abingdon and Witney College, the ICE Centre in Carterton, the Base 33 Charity in Witney and the Banbury Style Acre joined forces to take part in the creative enterprise day.

The event was held at the Corn Exchange in Witney and kicked off with rock star musician, Jem Tyler, who is the Head of Music at Gig-Arts. He got everyone out of their seats, clapping and cheering as they sang along with him playing the guitar. Fully enthused, everyone was inspired, listened to stories of enterprising adventures and created colourful artworks for their local community.

In the afternoon, we almost raised the roof with an electric atmosphere of cheering as we welcomed on stage the beautiful and brilliant dancer, Grace Willlow, who is soon to become Head of Dance at Gig-Arts.  Grace captured everyone’s heart and trained everyone’s arms to wave along with the fast beat of the music. She was sensational! Everyone loved her Bollywood Dance Session.

Fully warmed up, we then launched into the finale of the event, the grand Gig-Arts Show. With musician Jem and dancer Grace leading the performance, all the participants came into the limelight showcasing their talent for singing and creative movement. With red, yellow, green and blue banners waving, everyone got involved and gained confidence.  It was a resounding success.

The whole event was brilliantly captured on film by Maggie Boyd who has produced a video of the day. Do check out the video section of the Gig-Arts website to have a closer look at what happened at the wonderful Witney Gig-Arts Event.  Sincere thanks go to everyone who helped to make this event possible.

 Jem Tyler launches the Wonderful Witney Gig-Arts Event.

Jem Tyler launches the Wonderful Witney Gig-Arts Event.

 Meet the Gig-Arts Team - Abbie, Jem, Ryan and Grace.

Meet the Gig-Arts Team - Abbie, Jem, Ryan and Grace.

 

 

 Creating artworks for the community.

Creating artworks for the community.

 Grace and Abbie work with the teams to create love heart artworks to give to the community.

Grace and Abbie work with the teams to create love heart artworks to give to the community.

 Grace gets everybody up and dancing - Bollywood style!

Grace gets everybody up and dancing - Bollywood style!

 Live singing in the grand Gig-Arts Show.

Live singing in the grand Gig-Arts Show.

 Ryan and Jem enjoy the Gig-Arts Show

Ryan and Jem enjoy the Gig-Arts Show

 Having fun in teams.

Having fun in teams.

 Team spirit at Gig-Arts.

Team spirit at Gig-Arts.

 " Thank you everyone for making this such a wonderful event!"  Abbie Cooke, Founder of Gig-Arts

" Thank you everyone for making this such a wonderful event!"  Abbie Cooke, Founder of Gig-Arts