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Our summer of events in Barne Barton continued yesterday evening with a special barbecue and water fight held at the Dare 2b youth group. The session gave the opportunity to talk to a range of young people from within the community and get their opinions on the opportunity to build a new bridge at Kinterbury Creek and what they might like it to look like.  Bridge project partners Stepping stones to Nature and FotoNow came along to record the thoughts of the...

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Aug 13, 2015
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A HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to our Shed On Wheels crowdfunder campaign, ensuring we reached our target of £4000.  This is amazing news!  Now we can keep the Shed On Wheels in Plymouth. The £4000 will repair the Shed On Wheels, replace the batteries and get the S.O.W. moving in Plymouth’s communities delivering workshops and sessions around food and growing. You can read about the campaign here and more about the Shed On Wheels and what we...

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Aug 13, 2015
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This Thursday saw the launch of our summer activity at Kinterbury Creek as we work to raise the profile of our bridge project and gather further ideas around the design of the new bridge. The sessions kicked off with FotoNow running an animation workshop which allowed people to imagine and create their own version of the bridge by drawing it onto a pieces of perspex overlooking the site of the bridge.  This resulted in a magical effect where the bridge...

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Jul 31, 2015
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This Saturday saw the culmination of our wonderful Green Orchestra project in collaboration with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Participants worked over two weeks and had the chance to work with a range of talented sound artists including Neil Rose, The Oddstep Deployment Unit, Rachel Dobbs and Ryan Curtis, before developing a performance containing 3 unique pieces as part of Plymouth’s Lord Mayor’s Day. The three pieces performed showcased the talents and handwork of all the participants as well as celebrating the...

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Jun 9, 2015
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Our community photo mosaic project with Dom Moore in Barne Barton came to it’s conclusion yesterday with a fantastic unveiling of the final piece. The images from the project have been collected by Dom over the year as he visited various community locations and events.  Images range from documentary style pictures to images of the neighbourhood and portraits of residents.  The final image created when you stand back from the mosaic (the Royal Albert Bridge) was selected by the community...

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May 31, 2015
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Our Sculpting Saltram project started today with our first group visiting Saltram to begin their exploration of the site. Efford based arts group Crazy Glue are the first of three groups working on the project which will culminate in the launch of a new play trail around the National Trust site.  The group started their part of the project today with a visit to Saltram to learn about the history and gain inspiration for the look and content of their sculpture. The...

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May 23, 2015
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Take A Part are looking for people to get involved in creating a unique Green Orchestra!  The project- a response to the Philharmonia Orchestra’s iOrchestra is designed to take an innovative response to music making with a focus on green and natural instruments and healthy eating. If you’d like to get involved check out our recruitment film below and get in touch with us via our Facebook page! or email ecscgem@hotmail.com.  

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May 5, 2015
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We had a great morning down at Kinterbury Creek with artist Graham Guy-Robinson and photographer Dom Moore.  Capturing the lovely sights and creating some more exciting designs ahead of finalising ideas and selecting the artist for our upcoming bridge commission there. Graham, brought along a range of large scale materials to allow people to explore the structural qualities, look and design of the bridge and to feed their thoughts and ideas into the process. Dom was there to capture images...

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Apr 8, 2015
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