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Explore our activities and get creative

Explore our easy-to-use learning resources and activities to get all ages involved with appreciating art.  Based on the work of our Heroines to inspire your creativity.

If you’d like to share your creations, we’d love to see them!  Either email to or tag us @hundredheroines on social media.

Voyages of Discovery

Create your own pathway through the website for others to enjoy.

Weekly Prompt

As part of Glostorama!, Heroines and the HH team are setting weekly photographic prompts.  Don’t live in or near Gloucester?  Not a problem, you can participate in your own area. Tag @hundredheroines on social media and hashtag your nearest town or village.

Images © Polly Braden

Six Word Stories

You don’t always need pages and pages of writing to tell a story, but can you tell a story in six words?

Exploring the Liminal

Writing poetry in response to visual art.  Inspired by the work of Mitra Tabrizian’s You Don’t Know What Nights Are Like in the Cabinet of Remedies.

Image: You Don’t Know What Nights Are Like © Mitra Tabrizian

Strawberries, Myths & Legends

Inspired by student, Ellie McDonagh, whose work featured in our exhibition for Kensington & Chelsea Arts Week.

Image © Ellie McDonagh

Looking at Art

There is no right or wrong response to art.  It can speak to each of us in different and legitimate ways. Inspired by Nobukho Nqaba’s installation.

Installation image © Nobukho Nqaba

Make a sustainable bag

Inspired by student, Heid Neijenhuis, whose work featured in our exhibition for Kensington & Chelsea Arts Week.

Image © Hedi Neijenhuis

Say Trees

Observe and photograph the complex nature of trees.  Inspired by Marysia Lewandowska’s Tree Hug in the Cabinet of Remedies.

Image: Tree Hug © Marysia Lewandowska

Looking for Nature’s Palette

How to be led by your eyes when walking in nature.  Inspired by Vanessa Winships’s Dandelion Honey in the Cabinet of Remedies.

Image: Dandelion Honey © Vanessa Winship

Making Portraits

Reading, observing and analysing art helps us understand its place in history, hidden meanings and cultural importance.  Inspired by The Colours of the North by Etinosa Yvonne.

Image © Etinosa Yvonne

Be a 21st Century Flâneur

Embrace the sauntering stroll.  Inspired by the work of Berenice Abbott, who strolled the streets of New York.

Image: Pike and Henry Street, 1936, Berenice Abbot.

Pomegranate Monologues

Respond to art through story-telling.  The pomegranate has played a major role in art history.  What is so alluring about the pomegranate?

Cabinet of Remedies

Produce a creative response to any of the images in the Cabinet of Remedies and discover the benefits of art as a means of improving well-being – poetry, flash fiction, audio, video, painting, drawing, photos, embroidery, collage … anything goes.

Create an Intention Wheel

Using connectedness and movement to create a new kind of vision board. Inspired by María Magdalena Campos-Pons’s film When We Gather.

Image © María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Decorate a Paper Chain

An intergenerational paper chain representing heritage, gifts and gratitude. Inspired by María Magdalena Campos-Pons’s film When We Gather.

Image © María Magdalena Campos-Pons


Creative Responses

See what others have created!  Browse through a selection of our favourite responses to the Cabinet of Remedies.


We’re looking for creative volunteers to join our team in Gloucester.  If you have a couple of hours a month to come and help out, we’d love to hear from you!  Email with a brief CV.

Importance of Poetry

We published The Importance of Poetry by Valeria Melchioretto at the start of the first lockdown.  As we approach another year of uncertainty, we continue to find solace in Valeria’s advice.