july, 2020

06jul11:00 am11:45 amFeaturedWish Upon A Star - Origami Workshop


Event Details

World renowned origami artist Coco Sato, joins SouthWestFest to offer a free online origami workshop as part of SouthWestFest’s Digital Festival.

Date: Monday 6th of July

Time: 11am

Free Tickets: Click Here To Register On Eventbrite

Location: Online Zoom Workshop – A link for the zoom video call will be sent by email to registered participants.

Who is this workshop aimed at: Adults and families. Please note instructions will be aimed at adults joining the video call workshop, children and young people can join in as well, but must always be accompanied by their parent / guardian whilst on the video call.

How to join our online events safely: Click here for further guidance on taking part in online workshops and our online events safeguarding policy.

Workshop Description: Join Coco on the 6th of July, and learn how to make an Origami Star which you can hang up in your window at home ready to celebrate Tanabata (known as the ‘Star Festival’) on the 7th of July. Tanabata (七夕), takes place on the 7th day of the 7th month of the year, it’s a tradition dating back to 8th century in Japan originating in an ancient Chinese legend, the two stars Altair and Vega, which are usually separated from each other by the milky way, are able to meet.

One popular Tanabata custom is to write one’s wishes on a piece of paper, and hang that piece of paper on a specially erected bamboo tree, in the hope that the wishes become true.

History and story behind the Star Festival:

What you will need in order to take part in this workshop: 

– Square paper
– Scissors
– Pen (to write a wish on the paper)
– Colouring pen/pencil to decorate the finished Star if desired.
– Thread/string/ribbon + a hole punch or tape to make a hanging loop on the folded star

About Coco:

Coco Sato is best known for translating traditional Japanese aesthetics into art forms with a uniquely modern edge. Born in Tokyo and graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in London, her work is inspired by everyday life in her native Japan and her sincere desire to dissolve boundaries and foster understanding between different cultures. Sato’s work alludes to an increasingly fast-paced and stressed-out world and explores the relationship between human interaction, technology, space and nature, and is motivated by a belief in the power of individuals coming together to make a statement, create a movement or bring about positive change. She shares her art and skills through social media and video tutorials, and aims to encourage making things and thinking with your hands.

Social Media:

Web: http://cocosato.co.uk

Instagram: giant_origami

Youtube: cocosato

Facebook: giantorigami

This is a free event run by SouthWestFest a community led charity festival. If you want to support our ongoing work, please consider making a donation here!

This is a specially commissioned event for SouthWestFest Digital Festival funded by The Pimlico Million.


(Monday) 11:00 am - 11:45 am





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