Sad news as Take A Part says goodbye to one of its founders

We were very sad to learn that one of Take A Part’s founders Michael Bridgwater died at the start of December. Michael was a fundamental part of Take A Part, of the Efford community and of Plymouth more broadly.  He was hugely committed to everything he did and took part it, was a huge supporter of the work Take A Part delivered and was at every event and project when he could be. A memorial event will be held for...

Sculpting Saltram finishes with a fantastic finale

Our Sculpting Saltram project culminated yesterday with a launch event at the site involving all the artists that had worked on the project and our beautiful Shed On Wheels visiting too! Sculpting Saltram has been running over the last 18 months and across that time we have been able to work with 25 young people, three artists and around 10 volunteers.  We have created three awesome sculptures and alongside those the team at Saltram has created some fantastic play areas...

A timeless tank taking shape

Artist Anna Boland has back on site at Saltram with the young people from Plymouth School Of Creative Arts this week.   As the final part of our Sculpting Saltram project Anna and the group are focussing on the creation of a World War Two inspired tank sculpture.  But this is no ordinary tank, the sections of the tank are created from huge oak panels of wood which are being carved to show a birds eye view of the vehicle,...

Sculpting Saltram returns with a military twist

Sculpting Saltram project 3 kicked off last week with another inspiring visit to see the beautiful house, estate and site for the Sculpture. For this project we are being joined by talented young people from Plymouth School of Creative Arts.  The project will focus on the history of Saltram connected to WW2 when it was a base for American troops, weaponry and vehicles.  The group were inspired by the historical context of their site and started to develop some fantastic...