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Like food?  Like films?  We have you covered in this free and community led event to share recipes and ideas. Bring a dish you love to cook and come along to St Paul’s Residential Living on Torridge Way to share your wares and to have a chat and a scheme over the new Efford Community Allotment.  After a feast we will be screening ‘The Power of Communty’ a film about community resilience and Cuba’s response to the Cuban oil crisis...

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Jan 20, 2012
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Join the Grow Efford group for an Efford wide pruning session!  Residents Bob Locke and Phil Bennett are leading this workshop with the support of Tess Wilmot and Anne Marie Culhane.  We will prune the Community Allotment on Derwent as well as the apple trees at St Paul’s residential care home and give you the skills to prune your own trees. After the pruning session (and some lovely hot tea!) we will head down to the Derwent Ave Allotment for...

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Jan 20, 2012
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The Grow Efford ‘Soup and Strawberries’ event was held to improve the public garden at the back of the library. Members of the community worked with the Grow Efford team to plant herbs, soft fruit and heathers supplied by artists and local grower Bob Locke. Members of the Efford public brought plants to share and to plant at the library as well, some of which were planted and some of which were swapped. The event also allowed everyone to sample...

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May 20, 2011
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Students and parents of Efford’s High View School made stone carvings for signage at the entrance to the school with Take a Part. This resulted in an unveiling of the work involving the entire community a film showing, tours, teas and a ribbon cutting. On May 20 at 4pm at High View School, the carved stone panels were unveilied. Local Ward Councilors, the artist himself, High View staff, community members and Crazy Glue attended the event. The Crazy Glue group...

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May 10, 2011
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Grow Efford were given an opportunity to exhibit at Plymouth City museum as part of a ‘slow craft’ exhibition currently showing there. The exhibition contained various crafts and artwork with a slow approach to making products, and the jams and chutney made by Grow Efford fit into that slow craft theme (taking around 3 hours to make!) We had a wonderful evening, meeting people who want to buy our produce more regularly and invite us to other events as well...

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Mar 20, 2011
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Grow Efford was invited to take part in the Arts Birthday event on Saturday 15th January 2011. Organised by Plymouth City Council’s arts team; the event gave Grow Efford a stall for the day and a chance to market their wares, celebrate and promote their project and raise awareness of Take-a-part. Grow Efford had a stall in the Pannier Market and over the course of the day many people visited to find out about the work and to sample the...

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Jan 16, 2011
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A fantastic evening was had by all who attended the Take-a-part community film night.  Showcasing films made in and around Efford , by local residents. The programme included never seen before footage including the premier screening in Plymouth of ‘Nettlecatfish’ a pilot for a children’s television series created by filmmaker Hana Backland and starring Jack Jones from Efford. The audience enjoyed free popcorn and champagne (alcohol free- of course!) and had the opportunity to have a photograph taken to capture...

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Nov 20, 2010
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Take  A Part were selected to take part of a study by the South West Neighbourhood Resource Centre around the creative work High View School does.  Our strong partnership with the school and the community arts opportunities that have arisen due to that partnership were what made the resource centre interested in talking to us.  We were really proud to be invited to be a part of the study and have our work and partnership analysed as an example of...

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Oct 19, 2010
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