My Photographic Travels Through… New York

    'My coming to New York had been a mistake.... I found only a sense of horror and oppression which threatened to master, paralyse, and annihilate me.' ... Success and happiness were not to be. Garish daylight shewed only squalor and alienage and the noxious elephantiasis of climbing, spreading stone... and the throngs of … Continue reading My Photographic Travels Through… New York

The City Of Briswool

Really fun Bristol project, check it out – and help out if you can!

Knit Stitch Sew

Regular readers will remember reading about an incredible woolly project being run in my town of Bristol, by art shop Paper Village called BrisWool.

The ambition was to re-create a model of Bristol and all it’s iconic landmarks such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the SS Great Britain and the Balloon Festival entirely out of knit, crochet and needlefelt. The initial idea was  proposed by Alison Pigeon , a customer of Paper Village and has been led by artist Vicky Harrison, Director of Paper Village Arts  and has engaged people across the city.

Briswool-Clifton-Suspension-Bridge

Over 90 people across the city have been involved and has relied on mostly  on donations of wool and volunteer effort. 

Local film director, Matt Freeth is making City of BRISWOOL the film, a short insightful documentary about Bristol, it’s people, it’s sounds and knitting.

The model will be displayed in Paper Village at 200 North street…

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Co-Producing the City: Social Activism through Gardening!

ESP Trade Talks: AAA Do you feel part of the economy? Do you feel part of the city? These are the two questions which drive architects Doina Petrescu and Constantin Petcou.  At last night’s talk, they introduced a Birmingham audience to ‘Eco-Box’ and ‘R-Urban’; two Parisian architectural and social projects designed as ‘bottom-up urban development … Continue reading Co-Producing the City: Social Activism through Gardening!