Tag Archives: Recycling

Threads, Tangents and TV

Both residencies – in Cowgate and Blaydon – are now at an end, although there’s still one more week to see the Creative Makings show at Gateshead Central Library. I have really enjoyed the process of meeting and working with … Continue reading

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Imagining an alternative: Blaydoon

The year is 1828 and Blaydon is on the brink of incredible change… a turnpike is planned but will the railway arrive before it? Starting from this moment – and pooling the collective imaginations of visiting families dropping-in to Blaydon … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas – Blaydon

Way back at the beginning of the residency one of the first groups I met with were the Blaydon Reading Activists: a group of 14 to 16year olds who meet weekly in the Library.     I asked if they’d like to … Continue reading

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Blaydon Races

There’s an art club that meets at the iconic Bisley Pub. But for the past month they have also been coming to the Library where we’ve been working on a group creation. Our theme is the Blaydon Races; the material, … Continue reading

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Walk, Make, Invent – Blaydon

What do you see when you walk down a street? Last Friday we noted: coal holes, dry middens, a boot-scrape, washing hooks, dressed and rough cut stone and a quarry on our ‘archaeological’ walk to Blaydon Library. With reference material … Continue reading

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Shine a Light – Blaydon

I’ve recycled plastic bottles into many forms, but this is the first time I’ve fashioned them into tea-light holders. The premise of the Blaydon residency is using the library’s resources to ‘shine a light’ on the past. Liking literal interpretations, … Continue reading

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