July 31, 2019

"I've been a driver for many years, cars and vans and always on the streets, in traffic.

I have never taken time out for myself. But I do now, I take myself off to parks and gardens and I just walk around. I've never done that before. It's all through this project, I ha...

July 31, 2019

Yesterday was our last workshop at Elizabeth Gaskell House as part of their Ruskin Celebrations and exhibition : " “My Dear Mr Ruskin….” Friendship, Inspiration and Scandal, John Ruskin and the Gaskell family opened on 18 July 2019 at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, explori...

July 26, 2019

Thank you for your email. I’m not working today, but I’m walking to work over Pomona Island. For the journey. Writing an email and walking. Under the grafito there’s a sign for me to follow. I can’t read it but I already know where I’m going. They’ve left the gates ope...

July 23, 2019

Just been doing some more research on Ruskin ahead of our final photography workshop at Elizabeth Gaskell's House next Tuesday (see What's On guide) when I came across this fab blog about photography, drawing and nature:

July 17, 2019

Yesterday we returned again to Elizabeth Gaskell's House at 84 Plymouth Grove for the third in our series of drawing and photography workshops as part of the Ruskin Celebrations that are taking place across the city this year, in memory of Ruskin's birth.

Images from ou...

July 16, 2019

We began our second session with Naomi Kendrick by reviewing the work created during the first session.

It was a good opportunity to reflect on what we had done and discuss what came up for us and how we felt about working in this way.

Then we set about working with the...

July 9, 2019

A SIGN (For the poetry walkers)


We meet amongst breezeblocks and fumes,

the sustained roar of worn tyres

and the deep grind of twenty four hour lorries.

We turn our heads and loop up the cycle path,

past flowers beds, gratefully allowed to sleep off

a liquid lunch and wit...

July 3, 2019

What an amazing day out we had walking, listening, looking, feeling, collecting words and creating poems... just beautiful, look out for our poems coming soon...

Looking for the group in Highfields Country Park...

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