Communities

The Efford Community is the origin of Take A Part process.   The community have invested in arts practice and used art as a tool for regeneration and change since 2006, here local resident, and one of the founders of Take A Part, Michael Bridgwater shares his insights into the nature of the Efford community- “When you retire,” said my better-off friends, patronisingly, “you can sell your little house in Efford and move to somewhere nice, maybe out in the countryside.”  To which my reply was, “Not a chance.  I’m here where I really want to stay.  Why...

Oct 8, 2012    NO COMMMENTS

Take A Part have worked with Barne Barton on Nowhereisland Radio live plays and broadcasts. The Barne Barton Neighbourhood is situated within the North West Locality of Plymouth.  The Neighbourhood has a young population with fewer people above the age of 45 years. There are a significantly higher number of children aged under 16 years old than the City average.  Barne Barton also has considerably more women than men, particularly in their twenties. Barne Barton has a high proportion of young and/or low income...

Oct 8, 2012    NO COMMMENTS

Crazy Glue was a community arts group based in Efford.  It’s members were all residents of Efford, are a mix of different ages and all have an interest in the arts.  They came together often to engage in various community arts projects and often collaborate with, and support, Take a Part in their various projects. They were involved in presenting local radio (Efford FM), making jams and chutneys (Grow Efford), cob sculpting (Something for the weekend/The art orbit), stone carving (project...

Oct 8, 2012    NO COMMMENTS

Magic Hour is High View School’s media based social enterprise.  They work with film and photography and have regularly supported and documented work for Take a Part.  Take a Part has supported the development of Magic Hour alongside High View School. Together Magic Hour and Take a Part have worked on a community film night, recorded reaction to British Art show 7, documented and supported British Art show 7 arriving in Plymouth , documented an apple harvesting event and created...

Oct 8, 2012    NO COMMMENTS

The Tamar View Community Complex is situated on Miers Close and is a hub for the community of Barne Barton. The complex have worked with Take A Part as a venue to support the Nowhereisland Radio project and Pat, who manages the venue, is a great link and support for Take A Part.  As our relationship developed with Barne Barton we created BBROOTS, an art project specifically for Barne Barton. Since developing this project we have undertaken many more projects...

Oct 8, 2012    NO COMMMENTS

Stonehouse Action are a hugely active group in Stonehouse that we collaborated with on a range of projects based in the Stonehouse area of Plymouth.  These included ‘Parade of Lights’  for Carry on Stonehouse, and Liz West‘s light and colour project. Visit their site at- http://www.stonehouseaction.btck.co.uk/

Oct 8, 2012    NO COMMMENTS

Take A Part and Friends Of Ham Woods (FOHW) worked together with Stepping Stones to nature at Plymouth City Council to develop a sculptural commission in Ham Woods ‘In praise of trees’. Internationally renowned artist Peter Randall-Page was chosen to complete the work, which consisted of a beautiful granite stone sculpture, carefully placed dry stone walling and a wooden seat nestled in the middle. For more information on the project and process please check out our news stories or visit...

Oct 8, 2012    NO COMMMENTS

Take A Part have worked with North Prospect on the Ham Woods project.  The Nowhereisland Radio live play and broadcast days were also hosted at the Halcyon Centre in North Prospect. The North Prospect Neighbourhood is situated within the South West Locality of Plymouth.  The Neighbourhood population is significantly younger than the City average with more under 19 year  olds and less residents over 70 years of age. North Prospect has a high proportion of low income families, many of...

Feb 17, 2012    NO COMMMENTS