Friday, 29 July 2016

The View From Here - Celebrating Our Time Together

Everything changes and life is punctuated by beginnings and endings

We have had a wonderful two years working on the Grange Estate and at The Green Patch

The View From Here was funded by the HealthBelief which is a Community Interest Company committed to raising money to address health inequalities in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. 

51 Community Interest Companies raising money to address health inequalities across England, Scotland and Wales through The Health Lottery.

Through this funding we have been able to bring high quality arts / crafts workshops to members of the community in a deprived area of Kettering, We have strengthened our links with The Green Patch and have made public artworks that have brought life, colour and joy to this wonderful community growing space. 

Everyone felt proud and happy to see what they had achieved

We had a fantastic celebratory picnic and we know that project participants from the Grange have made a great connection with staff and volunteers at The Green Patch. Rick, Jenny, Michelle, Bekka and all the children will be visiting, volunteering and taking in community events at The Green Patch in the future which feels like a lovely legacy to leave, apart from all the artwork! 

Back To Books would like to thank Sue, Nigel, Kate, Becky, Lucy from the Groundworks team who have made us so welcome at The Green Patch, Rik and Jen who have been our stalwarts at Grange Place, Michelle who has been our Pied Piper bringing our participants from Kettering Buccleuch Academy, but most of all we would like to thank our artists Carole Miles and Phiona Richards who have made this project so special.

Although our funding comes to an end in mid 
August the relationships we have forged will continue 
and we will be actively looking for funding 
to continue delivering exciting community based projects. 

If you like our work you can make a donation 
towards future projects via our Local Giving Page

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Spinning New Dreams

Join The Eloquent Fold, artists Carole Miles and Phiona Richards on a walk through woodland in East Carlton Park. 

Find the magic of this place as you weave your way through leaves and branches, touched by the light shining through the leaf canopies as Carole & Phiona draw you to looking at the shapes between and the textures, helping you to collect ideas and find inspiration for the print and thread workshop on the 11th September. 

Please note, participants are encouraged to attend both sessions on Sunday 4 Book Tickets here for the walk and Sunday 11 September Book Tickets here for the creative workshop.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Kettfest at The Green Patch

The Green Patch was resplendent with some of the
many things we have been creating in time for Kettfest.

Our marvellous Mum and right hand woman
Michelle with her fabulous afternoon tea 
inspired crochet creations!

Our mosaics all out catching the light

Our fruit and flower prints on display

and our fish flags

adding colour and movement

everyone was so pleased, proud and delighted

with all the beauty our project

has created and shared

Sue, Nigel and cake!

Merle and her husband

and the community gathering in the afternoon sun

Carole's temporary installation