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THE AMAZING COLLECTION OF MICHEAL EVERITT

A visit was made to the home of MICHEAL EVERITT to discover what an amazing collection of stotfold artefacts he has collected over the years. Below are some photos that starts to touch upon his collection…more details to follow. Thank you Micheal for your contributions and hospitality, it really is greatly appreciated.  

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knit and knatter

Thank for the input from eight members of Stotfold’s, Knit and Knatter. With Bedfordshire’s tradition of lace-making we thought it a good idea to discuss the project with the local community group. We discussed knitting patterns and how the aesthetic of these ‘diagramatical patterns were perhaps similar to that of ‘typewriter art…..more information to follow… Here’s a… Read more »

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feedback

As the collaborative creative sessions take place gathering feedback is extremely important to how the project develops and is finally realised. As well as gathering feedback through conversation during the sessions, informal forms were kindly filled in by the participants. I’ve broken down the separate questions and entered the answers below them. Some forms were… Read more »

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Further creative session with Mollie Jennings and Sheila

Mollie Jennings who has been wonderful in her enthusiasm and her contributions to the project, both creatively and providing some really interesting local stotfold history. Thanks you to yourself and your friend Sheila who participated in collaborative exercise with artist Emily Tracy. There’s a wealth information that came about…here’s a snipit of the session…Like the… Read more »

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signatures

As part of the collaborative process we have also been gathering signatures form the people that have taken part. It’s hoped that they will appear somewhere in the final artworks.  

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CREATIVE SESSION WITH SALVATION ARMY AND WOMENS INSTITUTE, STOTFOLD

We’d like to say thank you to everyone that contributed their time and energy into taking part in a creative session exploring memories and local history of the Stotfold area. These memories and time lines related to the respective institutions of the attendees. Using a grid format to enter details, this visual format presented a… Read more »

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to mill or not to mill

I had great time checking out the workings of Stotfold Mill, and look forward to reading their publication, “They’ll Never Do It!”… More news to follow.  

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Creative session with Stotfold Mill

More news to follow…

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Creative session at Stotfold Bowls club

On the 7th December the project went to see Stotfold Bowls Club to chat with some of its members who kindly offered their time and knowledge of the clubs history and the rules of play for bowls. With the help of artist Emily Tracy, the members looked at presenting some of the club’s heritage through the… Read more »

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    PART 3 TYPE WRITER ETONBURY ART WORKSHOP &%^)_+

    Part 3 of the typewriter art workshops took place at Etonbury Academy on the 7th December. Thanks to everyone involved especially to art teacher Miss Gahagan, and some great work done by pupils, Paige Taylor 8IB and Jess Beedle 8BM….more news to follow…

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    PART 2 TYPE WRITER ART WORKSHOP (*@£%

    Part 2 of the creative sessions took place and the pupils are starting to create some confident work. Next session 7th December. More news to follow….  

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    FURTHER COLLABORATIVE EVENTS COMING SOON…

    With the assistance of Artist Emily Tracy further collaborative events are starting to be organised with a variety of community clubs and groups. Aswell as the current creative sessions with Etonbury Academy, we are currently  in discussion with, Stotfold Bowls Club Womens Institute The Salvation Army Stotfold Mill Stotfold Library readers group Stotfold has a number… Read more »

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    PART 1 TYPE WRITER ART WORKSHOP %$^&*

    Tom undertook the first of series of workshops with pupils from Etonbury Academy. more news to follow…and it’s trickier than you think…  

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    CREATIVE SESSIONS WITH ETONBURY ACADEMY

      Thank you Etonbury Academy for contributing some great work! I think over the three sessions we started to develop some good ideas for the project and I really appreciated all of their hard work and enthusiasm. In particular a few pupils really contributed some confident work, Jess Beede / Paige Taylor / Tige Burns. Perhaps… Read more »

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    WORKING STEAM WEEKEND

    Date: Sat, 10 Oct, 2015 – Sun, 11 Oct, 2015 Time: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm Working Steam Weekend – I had a great time and was so impressed with how vibrant the event was. this says it all… A unique collection of steam driven machinery on display, including ploughing and threshing demonstrations. The mill be open… Read more »

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    Lovely copies of Stotfold Mill’s past

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    Foyle Special Collections Library

    It is planned to use Typewriter art as an inspiration to introduce text into the final artworks which will enable a variety of narrative to be introduced into the artworks in a visually dynamic fashion – To see some fine examples of Typewriter art, I visited the beautiful Foyle Special Collections Library in London. Amongst other examples, the… Read more »

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    artwork ideas – STEAM

    The imagery of steam will be depicted using two overlapping visual languages; a bold linear style, which will be visible from afar, and a 17th and 18th century intaglio style referencing past industrial use of steam power in agriculture.

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    inaugural STOTFOLD STEAM FAIR VISIT

    Had a really great day…this event needs no introduction to the locals of Stotfold.