Free event


Now - Wed 21 Jul 2021


10:00 - 15:00


Wakefield District Libraries

The Butterfly Effect is an artwork by tony Wade and consists of 5 installations across 5 libraries in the Wakefield District and is an exploration and celebration of the positive steps everyone can take, individually and collectively, to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact.

Tony Wade has used social media, emails to schools and groups, to ask people about one small change they can make or have made to help the environment.

During the workshops, participants will transfer these words on to 1800 printed and pre-cut butterflies.

The butterflies will be attached to transparent hoops that will be suspended from the library ceilings. Some will have 12 butterflies on, others will have 24. The tracing paper wings will be folded so that any passing breeze, or change in temperature, will cause the circles of butterflies to gently rotate, creating their own mini tornadoes.

Each library installation will include 25 circles and a total of 360 butterflies.


Horbury Library: Tuesday 13 July, 10am - 12noon

Airedale Library: Wednesday 14 and Wednesday 21 July, 1 - 3pm

To book a workshop place call Horbury Library on 01924 303060, or Airedale Library on 01977 724040.