Capturing community activity

We are currently working in collaboration with High View School’s Magic Hour filmmakers to document and evaluate the Vital Sparks project. Vital Sparks awards funding to community groups for creative project- ranging from basket making to drama on the beach and inner city festivals the projects are very varied.  Take A Part and Magic Hour are documenting a number of these projects to showcase the Vital Sparks process and also assist in evaluating the projects. Most recently we have been following...

Building Bridges for inspiration!

This week we kicked off our kinterbury Creek bridge project in Barne Barton. Working in collaboration with Stepping Stones to Nature we have the opportunity to create a new bridge at Kinterbury Creek, replacing older bridges which were burnt, and using a creative process, the community and artists to create an exciting new way to cross the waterway. This Thursday the Tamar View hosted the annual ‘Christmas Cracker’ event and we had a stall to promote the project, consult with...

More wishing stars are created as the ‘Parade of Lights’ gets closer!

As Our Parade Of Lights draws closer artist Soraya Phillips has been running some final lantern making workshops out in the community. Members of the community have been invited to attend a series of workshops and create their own wishing star lanterns to add to the growing collection which will be carried in the upcoming parade.  This Saturday Soraya held a session at St Peter’s Church, Wyndham Square, and participants were shown how to structure and place the ‘skin’ onto...

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...