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Today our Efford art group met with Ash from Active Neighbourhoods and took a trip to Efford Marsh. The site, which is somewhat unknown to the community but very beautiful, is being improved and developed by Active Neighbourhoods.  The group will be working alongside Active Neighbourhoods to explore the site and create some art work in response to what they see and what lives there. Today’s session was an opportunity to investigate what is down at the marsh, to see...

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May 10, 2017
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The ‘Inspired by Le Grice, created with Gall’ project culminated this week with an exhibition and screening of their work. The children organised a pop-up screen area to interact with, a table sharing all of their process and pieces created as part of the film and had a refreshments area to greet guests with.  The children shared back the 4 short films that they created to a wonderfully receptive audience; including Malcolm himself who made a special visit to attend...

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May 10, 2017
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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...

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Apr 26, 2017
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This week saw the culmination of a wonderful project in Barne Barton.  Young Creatives from across the community (lead by Brendan Sinnott, Bridey Borda, Kaytie Thomas, Nathan Daniel & Chelsea Biddle) have worked with artists Rachel Dobbs and Shaun Lewin to create a new digital map of their community. Using the latest technology and working with a real range of experts from higher education and artist practitioners, the project has been developed as part of the BBROOTS programme. You can take...

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Apr 5, 2017
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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...

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Mar 22, 2017
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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...

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Mar 13, 2017
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The Arts Council fund Take A Part through their Grants for The Arts Programme.  Without their support we would not be able to deliver our projects. View their site at- http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/    

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High View School is a key partner for Take A Part, located in Efford they work regularly with and frequently support our projects.  They are the place where both Crazy Glue and Magic Hour began and developed and they are our most trusted partner in terms of arts/education collaborations. Visit their site Here.  

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