- Clearing Spaces a Project Made Possible by Rachael...
- Celebrating Our Senses - Mindfulness and Wellbeing Walks
- Marking Our Tracks - Further Afield - Songs For Quiet Steps - Empty Church Walks
- Singing Ringing
- Marking A Fine Line Mosaic Way Marker Project 2012 / 2013
- New Vistas / Wider Horizons, October 2011
- Back to Books and Invisible Threads
- Tara Badcock's Invisible Threads
- Carole Miles's Invisible Threads
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
The Green Patch is a wonderful community allotment run by Groundwork and local volunteers, as part of our new project we will be documenting the changing seasons as viewed from here. Lucy Darby and Nigel Bennett have been making us wonderfully welcome and have introduced us to members of the local community. September has been delicious, blackberries, apples, squash, chard, leeks, carrots. We have been making wild fruit and green tomato chutney to see us through the winter. Already the life-enhancing Green Patch effect has us captivated, we can't wait to get started in earnest!
You can see more images here
Monday, 29 September 2014
Our View From Here team have been out and about getting to know the community, exploring The Green Patch, the area between Margaret Road and Weekly Glebe Road, meeting with Jenny Wallace and Rob Walker at Kettering Buccleuch Academy and visiting The Resource Centre to make contact with people who live in our project postcode area. We have spoken to local community police officers, people who support local residents in a variety of fields and struck up conversations with people at bus stops and in shops. We met a wonderful 80 year old who would have loved to take part but was moving back to London!
We haven't set our dates and venues for the following parts of the project:-
The View From Here - poetry and printmaking sessions.
Tat and Chat - Creating an intricate web of thread and conversation.
The Binding Thread - Using the recycled textiles.
But the design process for the Green Patch mosaics will start with our Green Shoots group at the Green Patch in October. If you would like to be involved in the project or would just like to share your thoughts, hopes and observations about your area please contact us! We can't wait to meet you!
51 Community Interest Companies raising money to address health inequalities across England, Scotland and Wales through The Health Lottery.
Sunday, 28 September 2014
Friday, 26 September 2014
Our new project has a new base - a rather lovely survivor from the late 80's, a caravan we are calling The Mollie. Project volunteer and long time Back To Books member Margot Norris was given the task of finding a caravan that might work well as the mosaicing space on The Green Patch and has been named in honour of Margot's intrepid, caravanning mother, the much loved, much missed Mollie Scorgie. The Mollie has ended her roadworthy days and is now nestled in a new home on the Green Patch!
Trying the space out for size
This will be our view, which will change with the seasons
Carole Miles and Phiona Richards
have been let loose with paint and stencils
We have a table and we're poised for a power cable!
What a great space for our new venture!
Monday, 15 September 2014
Image by Rikk Sharpe, made at The Resource Centre during out Pilot Project
The Health Lottery is operated for and on behalf of 51 Community Interest Companies across England, Scotland and Wales, all holding society lottery licenses issued by the Gambling Commission. www.healthlottery.co.uk
Cora Rd, Doris Rd, Edith Rd,
Image created by Shelagh Rigby at the Resource Centre during our Pilot Project