Mapping hidden rivers

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Hidden Waterways and daylighting is a strand of Water City Bristol, an arts-based research in the community project using creative mapping processes to have conversations with people about their relationships with water and environment in Bristol. In particular we have been thinking about ideas around bringing culverted rivers back above ground.

Luci: What do you think about bringing the river back above ground?
Sue: We’d get shrimping nets and jam jars like when the kids were little…
Beryl: I’d like it – would you? I’d like it. Read more…

Companion Planting – continuing the allotment project

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Having initiated the allotment project in 2015, it has gone from strength to strength, providing a space where Speedwell Nursery School and Children’s Centre and Speedwell Friends now work in partnership to develop a programme of activities based around organic gardening and creative practice. Read more…

It takes a village…

group-thumbnail1There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child, and in many cultures this task is done within the extended family. In the UK however, it is increasingly rare to be surrounded by a close community with whom you share your day to day life. Branching Out – a group at Speedwell Children’s Centre that I facilitate – offers a place where people can come together to be themselves, whatever that might mean on any particular day. Read more…