Union Street Party 2014

Today we were again a part of the annual Union Street Party held in Stonehouse and organised by Stonehouse Action.  This year’s party focussed on the 3 towns as we approach 100 years since Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport joined to become one. We attended the event and this year worked with artists Graham Guy-Robinson, Anne-Marie Culhane and Tess Wilmott to get creative and promote our current ‘Carry On Stonehouse’ project.  Anne-Marie and Tess set up the ‘Stonehouse Seedstore’ which provides...

Exploring Print and Pattern at Cathedral School

Year 3 and 4 pupils at Cathedral School St Mary had fun  exploring print and pattern this week. Working with artist Graham Guy-Robinson, and using the theme of hearts as featured in the Union Street Party, the pupils explored a range of print making techniques to create large scale group pieces. Over an afternoon workshop the children experience collage, relief printing and screen printing to allow them to create their final compositions.  They also had the opportunity to learn about...

The Allotment Project continuing the Grow Efford legacy

Following on from the success if our Grow Efford Project, which started back in 2008 with Anne Marie Culhane, Jase Mcmillan has continued to work to develop and improve the allotment in Efford. From the initial work exploring green spaces, gardens, wild food walks and cooking with edible plants, work on the allotment has continued.  Six years on and ‘The Allotment Project’ a social enterprise for Efford has been created in partnership with local schools, a wonderful legacy from one...

St Peter’s pupils create their own ‘secret stars’

Artist Soraya Phillips has been at St Peter’s School, Stonehouse, creating the first wishing stars for our ‘Carry On Stonehouse’ project. The children worked for two days to create their own wishing star out of willow and tissue paper.  Each created their own aspiration or goal which they places inside before sealing and decorating the stars with detail.  They will then be invited to carry their stars in the Three Towns Festival parade in November and will be lit up from...