Sun, sea and sculptures!

Our Efford Arts group had a lovely trip to St Ives yesterday and despite the gorgeous weather the visit wasn’t just an opportunity to hit the beach! Working with artist Soraya Phillips to continue their discovery and interaction with art, the group visited the Barbara Hepworth garden to explore shape and form and to begin to look at abstraction in art.  The work follows on from the sessions they have been having with Soraya in school creating art that will...

National Portfolio Success!

Take A Part are THRILLED to be awarded Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation status for the 2018-2022 investment period. The funding secures our programme of work in Plymouth allowing us to work dedicatedly with communities across the city through to 2022. Started in Efford in 2006, Take A Part worked with local community members, agencies and organisations to create a specific model of co-commissioning and co-creating with artists that allows embedding of the work in the community while developing...

Remembering Michael in song, poetry, recipe and music

This Tuesday we held a community memorial for Michael Bridgwater- one of the founders of Take A Part and an integral member of the community of Efford. In collaboration with High View School an event was created to both remember and celebrate Michael- with positivity and happy memories at the heart of events. School headteacher Kim Dorian-Kemp, Take A Part director Kim Wide and community member and fellow founder of Take A Part Kath Hancock all shared their memories of...

Sharing practice in Saxnas

Our director Kim and producer Beth took themselves out to Saxnas this week! As part of the Nordic Summer School Circle 7’s Practicing Community research group.  The event was titled: Practicing Communities: Transformative societal strategies of artistic research.  The symposium was the third of six being hosted across different Nordic or Baltic countries.   The focus of Practicing Communities is on building generative communities through the interweaving of localities, practices and strategies. The circle aims to explore and create transformative...