Here are the stunning collages Pool Arts Members created during the Quiet Spaces Collage Workshop at their studio on 19/4/18. Full details of the workshop here. Many thanks to Pool Arts for partnering with this project.
A meeting to plan out our next event at Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, thanks to Neil and Kit for their enthusiasm and support of our Quiet Spaces project. Parrs Wood Environmental Centre now has a new website, you can take a look here: https://www.parrswoodenvironmentalcentre.org.uk and check out their EVENTS page for open days and activities.
A quite space for me is a place where I can think, find peace and calm, rejuvenate after a busy day. I have a few favourite quiet spaces. Inside church buildings. Many a time I have found myself sitting in Manchester cathedral after a spot of shopping around the city centre. I like to go to the library from time to time. I can sit there for hours reading a book. I am fortunate enough to live close to a local park. I tend to go there when it is less busy so I can enjoy a quiet
We walk from the bus stop at All Saints park through our old university accommodation towards the Brooks building. Usually just a normal walk we take to our lectures, but now a walk that creates a sense of nostalgia in us all. The path we take highlights past memories from our first year, reminding us of interesting stories, the first time we met and how we have grown to be where we are now. We walk this path and share the stories of nights out and moving away, weaving betwee
- IT’S MORE THAN A COMMUNITY LEISURE CENTRE IT’S ABOUT: Moss Memories Opinions Space Stories Side Success Initiative Difference Endeavour Leisure Laughter Edu-tainment Individuals Sharing Understanding Rapport Energy Centre Connectedness Emotions Nurturing Tolerance Relationships Empathy We look forward to it’s re-opening in October 2018
Warning: this piece of writing contains strong language It's all getting too much. I need to find Viles. Sometimes it gets so I can't bear it and I'm running down the stairs to the basement. There'll be the smell of the glue and empty cartons - the boxes that junk up the floor. 'Take a seat!' he'll always say, his teeth showing out through his beard, 'Got too loud?', And I'll have to force my way through the boxes - clear a space to sit down on the couch. 'Can't take it?' He'
MMQS project is inspired by the work of Murray Schafer and the World Soundscape Project (and here) that he founded in the 1960s (thanks to Amanda Belantara for opening this particular door to us at St Lukes Art Project) . As well as the work of the WSP Murray Shcafer was also a composer, musician, writer, educator and environmentalist particularly concerned with acoustic ecology. I often wonder, what Murray Schafer, now aged 84 makes of our sonic world. The concerns that he w
Thanks to Artist James Bloomfield for sharing his own memories of walking on Pomona: "I love Pomona, I used to live in Ordsall just on the other side and I would walk my dog Eddie over the bridge and along the canal there twice a day. It was one of the places I think that kept me sane and allowed me to work in the city, some of my happiest memories with Eddie were on that stretch of land and some of my best Art ideas came whilst walking there. There are wonderful plants and f
Are we doing ecotherapy and providing nature-based experiences in our project? Or are we just following our common sense? We certainly didn't begin this project with these terms in our vocabulary, but it seems that there is much evidence for what we all have an intuitive hunch for... Here are some more research and articles evidencing and discussing what we all know to be true - it is good to get some green outdoor activity into your life: Article by VICE magazine references