Crazy Glue make their mark in wood

Our Crazy Glue group were out at Saltram park this weekend with artist metalworkers Thrussell and Thrussell. The group gathered for a wood branding workshop and to follow on from the workshop they did with Thrussell and Thrussell around the design for a bench for the Plym Valley Heritage Trail.  The bench, containing sections of metal and wood, is one of a number being commissioned for the trail and being designed by community groups and schools.  Crazy Glue helped shape...

Healthy Relationships, respect and a lot of plasticine!

We spent the last few days working at the Tamar View Resource Centre in Barne Barton on a stop motion animation exploring relationships, families and how to look after each other. The project, which was funded by the Community Crime reduction fund, was designed to explore what makes a healthy and happy relationship.  Using creativity and animation to convey the narrative, families worked over the two sessions to create characters, scenarios, capture scenes and record their own voice-overs detailing what...

Mantle Gardens

In response to our BBROOTS project third year fine art students at Plymouth College of art are curating their own exhibition responding to the project content and themes. The retrospective exhibition entitled ‘Mantle Gardens’ is this Saturday, 8th May between 12-5pm at Sudio 11.  This is part of the College’s overall open day and we are hoping to bring members of the Barne Barton community down to see the exhibition. Why not come and check it out yourselves!

Blowing away the spirits for a new apple season

Saturday saw us out at Southway Orchard supporting project partners Stepping Stones to Nature and residents in wassailing their growing orchard. The orchard, much of which was planted by residents, contains a whole range of different apple trees including varieties such as ‘Pig’s nose’ and ‘Katy’. People had the opportunity to make their own label to tie on to the trees and many brought pots and pans in order to scare the spirits away and promote a good growing season...