Roman roads, graffiti, charabancs, sweet shops; tales from the White City!

Our Heritage sign project is in full swing and children at High View School have been working alongside artist Thomas Goddard to research the history of the community. Members of the community and those that work within Efford have visited the school’s art ambassadors who are undertaking interviews and research to uncover histories and hidden stores from within the community. The children are discovering interesting stories that have revealed lots of new facts and information that they have not come...

Riverside Roam over the salt marsh!

Our second Sculpting Saltram project began today as a group of pupils from Riverside School came to visit Saltram, some for the very first time. The group visited the site today to gain inspiration and ideas for their sculpture as well as exploring and learning about the nature and history of Saltram.  They were treated to a personal tour of the house by Lord Parker in which they learned about much of the history of the site, including the role...

Sharing the richness of Efford’s heritage

We kicked off our Efford Heritage sign project this week with artist Thomas Goddard visiting Efford to take a tour and learn about the various histories surrounding the community.  Local resident, and one of Take A Part’s founders, Michael Bridgwater was on hand to guide Thomas around the various areas of the community and share with him some of his knowledge of the rich stories held by Efford. We took time to visit the crematorium, library, valley, allotments, green spaces and...

A HUGE Holzhausen

This weekend saw the build of the first of our three Sculpting Saltram projects on the National Trust estate. Efford group Crazy Glue have been working alongside artist Joanna Brinton and the wonderful rangers at Saltram to design and create a naturally dyed traditional German wood stack known as a Holzhausen.  The site for the sculpture has a rich history including being a dairy farm for a long period of time this farming history has inspired and informed the ideas behind choosing...