Crazy Glue get off to a flying start!

Our redeveloped Crazy Glue art group met for the first time today in an art session with artists Soraya Phillips. The group will be working towards their own exhibition in Spring 2018, exploring art inspired by nature and natural forms and working out in Efford Marsh on some creative projects too. In this first workshop the group worked with everyday objects (wire, foil, masking tape) to create beautiful small scale models of birds.  Inspired by the life that we might find...

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...

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...

We did the Mash!

We had a fantastic finale to the Efford Heritage Sign project this week.  The event took place at the front of High View School with the arts ambassadors hosting the event alongside artist Thomas Goddard. The event featured the wonderful Queens Dock Uke’s who opened proceedings with some wonderful old songs, we then had speeches from Kim Wide from Take A Part, Kim Dorian-Kemp from High View, and Thomas, who launched the new sign and gave the project context for those...