Arts organisation ‘General Public’ are running a competition for children to design a ‘Balsall Heath Fairy Door’ – magical doors to other worlds.
The best designs will be made into beautiful, handmade doors and they will be installed around Seven Streets Pocket Park as a trail (this is the park between Clifton & Runcorn Roads). People will visit from miles around to marvel at the doors!
What is a fairy door?
A fairy door is a magical portal between our world and another imaginary place, usually found at the base of a tree trunk.
- IMAGINE – if you could step from Balsall Heath through a door into another imaginary world…….where would you go?
- Draw your door design on a piece of A4 paper. Make the drawing big to fill up the whole page.
- Give your door a name. Write it at the top of your design.
- On a separate piece of paper, write a sentence or more telling us about your door (Where does the door lead to? Why does it look like this? What is the idea behind your design?)
- DON’T FORGET! Write your name, age & address somewhere on your design.
- Post it back to General Public, 69 Station Road, Birmingham, B14 7SS.
- Need pens and paper? Get in touch and we will post some to you! Tel: 07769530557.
- You might want to take your inspiration from doors in Balsall Heath or different types of doors around the world.
- Door designs can be any shape or size. Triangles or squiggly shapes are just as good as rectangles.
- Doors designs can be any colour or pattern. Maybe you would like to use a pattern from the natural world? Or the colours of your favourite country, shop or football team?
- You might want to have some writing or a slogan on them. Maybe the door might support Black Lives Matter? Or something else that is important to you?
- The doors might even be 3D with bits sticking out of them. Tell us what materials you would use.
- Be creative and use your imagination! Unique and unusual designs are welcome!
HAVE A LOOK AT OUR RESOURCE PAGE BEFORE YOU START!
We have created some online resources to help you with your designs. For ideas & inspiration, to help you create the best fairy door design in the world, please visit: generalpublic.org.uk/balsallheathfairydoors/