Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Exploring Desborough With Miles and Dacombe

We joined Miles and Dacombe for a fascinating walk around Desborough

you can follow their walking creative projects here

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Printmaking on The Green Patch

Our Green Shoots View From Here artists have been making prints with Carole Miles, learning how to make simple, graphic images from observed items from the Green Patch.

Basket full of eggs collected from the chickens

Jack o' Lantern


You can view all the prints here

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Drawing With Nature

Some of the Green Shoots View From Here group 

experimented with leaves and plants 

from The Green patch and made 

these stunning table top collages!

Here's a link to a lovely Nigel Slater recipe for a delicious autumn soup starring chard.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

How You Can Help Raise Funds to Replace Missing Brampton Valley Way Mosaic

Since we have had no sightings of the stolen mosaic panel but lots of great support and comments about the pleasure the way markers have given we are attempting to raise funds to create a replacement. This Autumn Local Giving are Running their Grow Your Tenner Scheme where for every individual donation of £10 Local Giving will match it with £10 and if you Gift Aid there will be an extra benefit to your donation! The campaign launches 14th October 2014 and finishes when the match fund runs out or the 31st January 2015 - whichever comes first.

You can support Back To Books by visiting our Local Giving Page HERE your £10 can help to fill the empty space left on the Brampton Valley Way and will bring joy and inspiration to walkers, runners and cyclists who regularly use this great community asset. You can read about the original project here. We hope you can help us make this a reality!

Friday, 10 October 2014

The View From Here Meets The Big Draw 2014

We thought it would be a great to generate ideas for our "View From Here" mosaics and take part in The Big Draw at the same time!

We asked the children to think of all the elements they see or associate with autumn and winter on The Green Patch.

Then we made a list of words and a list of colours to inspire our drawings before heading outside to find leaves, flowers, vegetables to make drawings of. Nigel and Lucy also found seed packets and pictures to help us.

We uploaded out drawings to the Big Draw Flickr set and you can see them all on this Back To Books Set as well

We love the engergy and colour of these drawings and can't wait to see what happens next!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Fun Palaces - Made in Corby - Free Workshops

Back To Books artist Carole Miles will be hosting the Made in Corby Fun Palace event at Stephenson Way Community Centre as part of the Made in Corby Big Days In programme which aims to reach new audiences and give communities what they want - more arts activity on the doorstep, in the local community centre. MiC are delighted to be teaming up with the national Fun Palaces initiative, with FREE arts activities for all at Danesholme, Oakley Vale and Stephenson Way Community Centres - please spread the word!

S.W.A.G have created large paper rosettes to decorate the hall, we are using Torchtastic torches, Perspex flowers and a mobile sculpture kit, felted landscape vessels to create our Fun Palace. There will be free drawing and making activities. Paper Sculptor Phiona Richards will be joining us for a mini paper Make and Take. There will be opportunities to draw your own Fun Palace and share your hopes for creativity in Corby. Celebrate your community space! Come and find out more about S.W.A.G. Tea and cake on sale. All welcome!

For a flavour of our event please visit our page on the Fun Palaces website and look out for updates on all the Corby Fun Palaces here