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“So Ere We Are” Project at Levenshulme inspire. Really busy but an absolute pleasure as always. The prints are related to buildings that hold significant importance to people. Great work yet again.





The installation of the Bradford Pit Miners prints at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield. What a great place to display and showcase Bradford Pit. and also a great feather in the cap of Gorton Visual Arts. The work looks fantastic as always, if you are in Wakefield or the surrounding area, pop in and have a look around it is a fantastic museum.

Back at Levenshulme Inspire this Monday and we was working on our pint workshop titled “So Ere We Are”. This project is based on peoples memories of local buildings and places that are and were integral to their lives. Great to be back here in this welcoming community centre with so many great people who use the facilities here and join in the workshops. As expected the work looks great and next week when we print the other half it will be even better. Always makes us smile coming here.

Well we kicked off our “so we finally meet” project at Abbey Court Tower Block yesterday., always great to once again talk, laugh and engage the residents. First conversation was about this black plastic cat that keeps being throwed away and somehow returns ….5 times !!!, this has happened!!!
Throughout this project we will once again “be on the road “outreaching to many different organisations, tower blocks and sheltered housing schemes.

Now completed the fabulous Mosaic Artwork to enhance the interior walls of Ross Place Day Centre.
Its been wonderful to work with Ross Place, the group members have shared their skills and training with the all the staff and people and who use this Day Centre.
We returned last week with cake !!!, to celebrate everyone’s collective efforts to make this happen, and gathered some feedback, all very positive, in fact they are now planning their next larger mosaic project for the building.
Expressed feedback included
“easy to make”
“enjoyed breaking the tiles”
“Loved putting the bits in”
“teamwork effort “


Funded by the Shared Wellness Campaign Fund

For the last 2 weeks we have the times of our lives working with the good people from Ross Place Day Centre in Ardwick.
Initially asked to offer some advice about the Centre’s request to produce some mosaic artwork for their interior walls, the group headed down there to help and start them off, and boy did they go!!!
Wonderful to see the group members getting down to work with so many users and staff of the Centre, the staff were great and made us all feel so welcome.
Much laughter, great conversation and friendship sadly our secured small “Sharing Our Wellness Campaign Fund “means we leave them to complete the Artwork themselves, but we shall return when all is complete to celebrate with CAKE!

If you like CAKE then why not join us for the next six weeks at Gorton Library, we are offering opportunities to learn mosaic’s and printing techniques, you will produce some quality work ready to take home for Christmas.
Workshop session are every Monday starting – Monday the 4th November at Gorton Library, Room 2 , 2.15- 4.15pm , Weekly Costs £5 includes all tuition , refreshments and materials .
Project supported by the Duchy of Lancaster Fund

 

Our 2 staged community “tea and Cake “events at Gorton Community Centre and Gorton Library have been a great success, well attended.
Tea and cake was provided, with music in the background we even had a few people dancing!!!
Up to 90 people attended both events.
All the 44 participants we have engaged in this “l’ll put the kettle on “project was able to take away the artwork and give each piece a special place in their homes!!
“Great idea to bring local people together. Lovely to see something tangible for the participants to take home, treasure and reflect on the process” …Kala
“very therapeutic. I enjoyed the project immensely, Thanks for the opportunity “…. Jack
“Learned to be relaxed and got my patience back , enjoyed every minute “ …..Frank