April 26, 2018

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.

April 24, 2018

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:


April 24, 2018

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 c...

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 f...

April 18, 2018






April 18, 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 th...

April 13, 2018

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 w...

April 12, 2018

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 th...

April 10, 2018

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 intuiti...

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