May 28, 2019

Carl Peploe

The sun sets in a big red ball
over Orford gas works.
All the drunks are feeling small.
So are all the jerks.

Next the moon rises,
full and like a globe.
Women come out in search of their cats
in their bright pink robes.


May 21, 2019

Adele Fowles

Bring together       one 
crystal clear free-flowing river
with sandy banks, 
an overhanging willow tree 
and one small secluded beach. 

Discard any washed-up debris 
and switch to silent mode
(to ensure all bird song is heard).


May 20, 2019

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside has partnered up with Manchester City Council to celebrate and improve the wildlife and wild spaces right on our doorstep as part of a project called My Wild City (you can find out more about the projec...

May 15, 2019

As well as running the Breathing Spaces project this year, we are also very fortunate to have been asked to run a series of drawing and photography workshops for Elizabeth Gaskell's House as part of their celebration events for the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth.


May 13, 2019


Old trees I can see very clear,
Listening to different birds singing and nesting down the years.

I can smell flowers sat under this old tree.
I am just a person, not a bumble bee,

feeling  a breeze in the air!
But just sat here I don’t care.



May 9, 2019

Images by Mikie Thompson taken during the Dusk Chorus walk at Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, for International Dawn Chorus Day 5/5/19

May 8, 2019

Mindful Drawing Workshops with Naomi Kendrick

11th of June & 9th of July

2-5pm, St Luke’s Longisght

Two drop in drawing workshops for you to try out drawing into the crumpled surfaces of paper, a relaxing process that results in drawings that hint of winter trees, maps an...

May 8, 2019

To what extent is our mental health related to our environmental conditions?

Is there a causal relationship between environment and mental health?

To realised spiritual masters the environment is not a factor in their well-being or mental state. In fact, for these people...

May 7, 2019

Inspired by the word charts collected from the Dusk Chorus on Sunday evening.

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