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Community Arts

We Are A Many Bodied-Singing Thing

We Are A Many-Bodied Singing Thing is a new anthology of speculative poetry and fiction, inspired by endangered species and the people saving them. Download it for free and watch the virtual launch below! Anthology: WEB VERSION - We are a many-bodied singing thing Virtual Launch: watch it here. The things that give me the...

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The BftB Travelling Exhibition!

This year, the Back from the Brink travelling exhibition will be travelling across England to a range of different spaces - from the Great North Museum: Hancok in Newcastle, to the Custard Factory in Birmingham. ‘What on earth is the Back from the Brink travelling exhibition’, I hear you cry! It all started two years...

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How to make a Shrill Carder Bee Kazoo!

Making a Shrill Carder Bee Kazoo You Will Need: scissors, a drinking straw (preferably biodegradable material), two small rubber bands and one larger, thicker one, plus two lollipop sticks. Pens for decoration - optional. cut 2 pieces of straw about 1 inch/2cm in length take the larger rubber band and put it around 1 lolly...

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Crafty Pine Martens!

We recently ran a creative workshop as part of our Pine Marten Project to make feeder boxes for Pine Martens at National Trust’s Cragside in Northumberland. What exactly are feeder boxes? They are wooden boxes which can be filled with food, such as peanuts, and installed on a tree. A camera trap can be trained...

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Wax-zine Lyrical in Victory Wood about the Shrill Carder Bee!

Wax-zine lyrical about the Shrill Carder Bee I was fortunate to be able to spend one bright Saturday in September on a hilltop in Kent, overlooking Whitstable and the mouth of the Thames Estuary. The sky was a beautiful rich blue and the sun beat down over a swathe of golden grasses, parched by a...

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Ryedale Farm Museum – Art Event!

COLOUR IN THE MARGINS - Ryedale Farm Museum Porcelain Flowers with Sian Hughes This was a rolling activity open to families and adults.  On arrival, families were encouraged to research and explore the wild flowers and plants on site accompanied by Lizzie Cooke from Plantlife, and the Creative Activity Journal we had devised and printed. Back...

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Arty Gems in the Dunes!

Outdoor Art in the Dunes Sarah Jane Richards on Painting in the Dunes........ It was a blustery windy day on Sunday as we met at the st Lukes Church. There was a good mixture of people, a few were regular visitors to the life boat road beach, living locally and walking it regularly, others came...

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We are fans of the forest!

  One of my favourite things to do is walk in the woods. Another is to write, and a third is to make zines. This project let me do all three, with some brilliant young people and families! We created a zine called Fans of the Forest, celebrating Fineshade Woods and the plants and animals...

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