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We kicked off our Efford Heritage sign project this week with artist Thomas Goddard visiting Efford to take a tour and learn about the various histories surrounding the community.  Local resident, and one of Take A Part’s founders, Michael Bridgwater was on hand to guide Thomas around the various areas of the community and share with him some of his knowledge of the rich stories held by Efford. We took time to visit the crematorium, library, valley, allotments, green spaces and...

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Oct 27, 2015
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Following what has become something of an annual tradition we were out today for this year’s Union Street party. Organised by Stonehouse Action the event encompasses and celebrates many of the things which makes Stonehouse great.  From steel drummers to clever crafting the event contains a real mix of play and creativity and we were back this year with our beautiful Shed On Wheels. Following our recent successful crowdfunder campaign we were pleased to bring the Shed back out into...

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Sep 27, 2015
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This weekend saw us out with MUF art/architecture at Kinterbury Creek creating metal charms that will eventually feed into the decor for our Kinterbury Creek Bridge project. The workshop involved casting found objects and objects brought along by people to create a variety of different shaped charms.  Everyone was able to test their object with a simple plaster cast, to ensure it would work, before making their imprint in sand to be cast with molten metal.  Some of the charms...

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Sep 26, 2015
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This weekend saw the build of the first of our three Sculpting Saltram projects on the National Trust estate. Efford group Crazy Glue have been working alongside artist Joanna Brinton and the wonderful rangers at Saltram to design and create a naturally dyed traditional German wood stack known as a Holzhausen.  The site for the sculpture has a rich history including being a dairy farm for a long period of time this farming history has inspired and informed the ideas behind choosing...

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Sep 20, 2015
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Yesterday we held an experimental session with artist Joanna Brinton starting to work towards the first of our three sculptures as part of Sculpting Saltram. Members of Crazy Glue headed to Saltram to start work on their colourful stacked Holzhausen sculpture which will reflect and represent the history of farming on the old Saltram estate.  The Holzhausen will have sections that are dyed in colours using natural plants and vegetables that can be found both around Saltram and that would...

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Sep 3, 2015
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To end this summer’s programme of activity in Barne Barton we took a trip out to Wembury Beach this week to finish the summer consultation around the bridge project and reflect on what had been achieved so far. Those attending were able to take part in a rock pool ramble and take a look at the wildlife found out at Wembury which reflected some of the creatures that can also be found at Kinterbury Creek.  We also experienced some new...

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Aug 28, 2015
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We spent a rainy day back at Saltram yesterday meeting and chatting with the potential artists for our Sculpting Saltram project. Members of Crazy Glue came along to meet the prospective artists and question them about their ideas for the sculpture at the old farm site and how they would be able to be involved in the process. Despite the wet weather the group were able to take the artist to see the site and discuss and share some options...

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Aug 20, 2015
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Today saw the second session of our Sculpting Saltram project with Efford group Crazy Glue. The group had a second tour of the house today to soak up more history and continue to gain a real feel for the house and the wider estate.  Some members of the group also visited the records office last week to see what other information might inform their sculpture. Following that the group gathered to look at the various artists submissions and make decisions around...

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Aug 13, 2015
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