Our recent projects

Take A Part often documents and captures projects and process via film and photography, we like to be visual.  Here you will find an archive of most of the films we have commissioned and /or made.  We often work with filmmaker Hana Backland and Magic Hour, a young person’s film and photography social enterprise based at High View School in Efford. To find out more about any of the projects in these films please click on the title above or...

Mar 27, 2018    1 COMMMENT

Looking for Silence was a co-commissioned project between Take A Part and Active Neighbourhoods. We worked with artists Leverington Wuthrich , Active Neighbourhoods and Crazy Glue to create a new piece of art in Efford Marsh.  After being struck by the level of noise from the A38 at the nature reserve artists Leverington Wuthrich created an approach that would help people to listen to the real and hidden sounds of the marsh. A series of R+D workshops with the community took place, including listening walks...

Mar 22, 2018    NO COMMMENTS

This project, produced in partnership with Plymouth City Council, residents of Red Brick estate, Tamar View Community Centre and Dare 2 B Young Ambassadors programme was a long term process, taking in community consultation, brief writing, additional funding from Arts Council England for engagement and an Arts Action Group Steering Panel called BBROOTS.  It was the culmination of 4 years of engagement by Take A Part in the Barne Barton area. Over 200 members of the community attended the celebration...

Aug 7, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

We were fortunate to receive support and funding from Plymouth Culture (via Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence funded Horizon project) to redevelop our community arts group model Crazy Glue. First established way back in 2009, a group of parents of children from Highfield School came together at weekly art sessions.  Soon developing into a more established group they met and began working with Take A Part on community arts projects and slowly raised their profile before leading on groundbreaking projects such as...

Feb 28, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

Young Creatives is Take A Part’s training programme for Young People.  Working with artist and educationalist Rachel Dobbs, groups of 15-20 year olds gain training on how to commission and produce their own digital project about their local community.  The process encourages young people to apply for additional funding for projects to support their community beyond the lifespan of the process, which generally lasts about 6 months. The first community to run the Young Creatives programme was Barne Barton.  With...

Feb 13, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

We worked alongside Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University on a short film project inspired by the dual site exhibition, Present Moments and Passing Time, showcasing the work of Malcolm Le Grice at the Peninsula Arts Gallery and Plymouth Arts Centre. Collaborating with Magic Hour at High View School and working with artist and Lecturer in Media Arts at Plymouth University, Allister Gall, a group of children met Malcolm to discuss his work and also viewed the exhibition; they then took inspiration...

Jan 25, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

Creative practitioners Sarah Hollingworth and George Lovesmith were chosen by the community of Barne Barton to create new play features, seating and a gateway feature for the Red Brick field.   The aim is to reinvigorate the space, making it a more welcoming space for people to play, walk and enjoy the outdoors. Following on from Hilary Kolinsky’s research with the community, Sarah and George’s project responds to the history, materials and location of the site. Their methodological emphasis is on collaborative production, with...

Jan 1, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

Architect-researcher Hilary Kolinsky worked with Barne Barton and spent the summer working in the Red Brick field.  Over the project Hilary talked with residents and park-users about the history of the field and what they wanted to see happen in the space. She collated research from the Local History archives and South West Image Bank, to uncover some of the stories of the site. Residents shared their personal tales of the field on the ‘Red Brick Revealed’ Facebook forum. By...

Aug 25, 2016    NO COMMMENTS