Our recent projects

Following on from the success of the first two year of the project Grow Efford continues its work within the Efford community (see Grow Efford 2009-2011 for more info) Derwent Allotment Grow Efford have secured ownership of a section of the community allotment  and are working with local growers and the community to develop the plot as a community growing hub.  The community allotment has an open session every Sunday between 1-4pm, where people can drop by, help out, ask for advice regarding their own growing or just come along and have a chat and a cup of tea!...

Oct 16, 2011    NO COMMMENTS

When the British Art Show was announced for Plymouth, we were very excited!  What a great chance to get people in the region seeing some great art and what a catalyst for change across the city.  Take A Part got stuck into the job of commissioning new work, raising awareness and getting communities involved in the process. This is what we did…. Magic Hour & Crazy Glue Explore BAS7 We took a coach trip of Efford residents and members of...

Sep 9, 2011    NO COMMMENTS

Between 2009-2011, an intense programme of over 60 events, workshops, projects and commissions took place and the support of the community of Efford was overwhelming! The dedication to the Take A Part programme and the level of ownership of the project by residents firmly placed Efford as a Capital of Culture for Plymouth. The community celebrated with a street arts festival in June 2011 called Take A Party, a one day, event-crammed event. During the event we recognised the hard...

Jul 26, 2011    NO COMMMENTS

For a long time the community in Efford wanted a community centre.  The local pub the Royal Marine burnt down in 2002, after being closed for a number of years, and the community felt there was no adequate space to act as a meeting place. Take a Part commissioned Wochenklausur to explore existing spaces in Efford and look at their potential to function as a community hub/meeting space.  A go and see trip to Goldegg was organised, Take a Part viewed a...

Sep 16, 2010    NO COMMMENTS

As High View School amalgamated they used art as a tool for engagement with the community and harder to reach parents. Following some initial research with artist’s Hana Backland and Caroline Cleave High View established that it would like to develop some form of art based social enterprise. This social enterprise would allow there to be sustainable creative actvities happenning regularly within the school. Activity that would engage the community, parents and children within the school and also give them...

Sep 16, 2010    NO COMMMENTS

Back in the summer of 2010 residents of Efford took to the waves in a one-day community radio project. On Sunday July 25 2010 – Efford FM was available to hear on 107.9 FM and online. Here are the sounds from the day 9-10am 10-11am 11-12pm 12-1pm 1-2pm 2-3pm 3-4pm 4-5pm 5-6pm 6-7pm 7-8pm 8-9pm Efford FM was a project to explore the culture and community of Efford. The broadcasting was done at Efford Youth Centre, and content included wild food walks, ukelele...

Jul 27, 2010    1 COMMMENT

In March 2010, a series of weekend sculptural project to engage residents in Efford and develop audiences for Take A Part took place.  Something for the Weekend saw 3 artists from France, Devon and Dorset work directly with the Efford community on durational and hands-on making of artwork. Alain Pezard worked on making a hippo of cob (mud and straw) at High View School’s temporary site on Blandford road.  This process took 2 days and saw more than 50 people...

Feb 9, 2010    NO COMMMENTS

Grow Efford is working with Public Health Development Unit (PHDU) to develop opportunities for people in Efford to eat healthily in a sustainable way while learning new skills and meeting other people in the community.  Working in particular with the season cycles and wild food and fruit and nut trees and bushes, Grow Efford provides opportunities to identify, harvest, cook, photograph, eat, plant and share food grown or harvested in Efford. Lead artist and artist in residence Anne Marie Culhane works with Tess Wilmot. Efford is one of the greenest areas of Plymouth...

Sep 11, 2009    NO COMMMENTS