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Our Efford arts group had an interesting session today with artist Rachel Dobbs looking at contemporary art. As a part of their training for the upcoming plain speaking tours that they will be leading around exhibition We The People Are the Work the group are exploring contemporary art and learning how to to talk about it in their own way. Their discussion involves being curious, questioning the intention behind pieces, finding things that they like and dislike and thinking about...

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Sep 6, 2017
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Our Efford Arts group had a lovely trip to St Ives yesterday and despite the gorgeous weather the visit wasn’t just an opportunity to hit the beach! Working with artist Soraya Phillips to continue their discovery and interaction with art, the group visited the Barbara Hepworth garden to explore shape and form and to begin to look at abstraction in art.  The work follows on from the sessions they have been having with Soraya in school creating art that will...

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Aug 1, 2017
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Take A Part are THRILLED to be awarded Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation status for the 2018-2022 investment period. The funding secures our programme of work in Plymouth allowing us to work dedicatedly with communities across the city through to 2022. Started in Efford in 2006, Take A Part worked with local community members, agencies and organisations to create a specific model of co-commissioning and co-creating with artists that allows embedding of the work in the community while developing...

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Jul 3, 2017
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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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