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  • TRANSATLANTIC TRADE & INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP petition

    Can we encourage as many as possible to sign and/or organise petitions - and if possible to attend the "Day of Action" at the Carmarthen Guildhall on Saturday 30th August at 10am.

    If the TTIP goes ahead, as is being discreetly negotiated at present, it will make billions for the US global corporations and ruin our society, economy and environment in the process.

     

     

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  • The new Three Towns Food Network, linking Knighton, Presteigne and Kington to increase local food resilience, will be showing at Knighton Agricultural Show on 30 August (next to the tea tent, with Tene Valley Environmental Group and Knighton Tree Allotments Trust. Read more ...  

  • The 2014 Spring Greens Fair

     

    Bigger, better, bursting with good things green, but still intimate and charming...the 2014 Spring Greens Fair is back this weekend, 3/4 May at the wonderful Court of Noke, Staunton on Arrow. Mid Wales Permaculture Network will be there, of course (perennial forest garden plants for sale and adopt-a-plant with free plants for children. This year there will be even more wonderful food, activities, forum discussions, demonstrations, crafts, performace... see it all here:

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  • FARMERS MARKET

    AND TRANSITION PRESTEIGNE SKILLSHARE

     

    SATURDAY 5TH APRIL

    Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 9am -1pm

     

    LOCAL PRODUCE inc fresh organic veg, local cheeses, meats, eggs, smokerie, scrummy bites, homemade Indian foods, apple juice ...

    A SPECIAL stall for April from Whitton WI

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Permaculture Network and Environmental Art

Patterns of Place – an Environmental Art Project

with Roz Brown

an initiative of Mid Wales Permaculture Network

I am working with a colleague to prepare some background material for this project, to enable prospective client organisations to assess the impact and benefits of such a project for their membership and public profile.

The project will:

provide an opportunity for members of a local environmental group to work individually and together to investigate micro structures in  the different aspects of their area:

landscape -  geology  -  flora  -   fauna

Through the enhanced examination possible with digital technology, participants will look closely at underlying structures not usually perceived by the naked eye. This 'micro' perception will act as a creative wellspring for conceptual expression of the aspects studied. The resulting artworks will express the essence of the forms we have studied and say something about the totality of the location: this relates well to the "Re-enchantment of Place" - which is a current theme in environmental and artistic circles.*

It is envisaged that the bringing of these artworks together in an exhibition will afford the sponsoring organisation a chance to invite visitors from the artworld, education, local population and environmentalist circles We may also be able to offer taster sessions to exhibition visitors - using the digital techniques we employed to look at structures in nature. We are also looking at the potential for including works of poetry relating to the artworks.

The project is designed to increase the vision of participants and visitors, and to raise the public profile of the sponsoring organisation.

I envisage being able to present the preliminary work and full details early in 2011, and expect to offer the project from spring through to winter, culminating in an exhibition to suit the needs of the sponsoring organisation.

Collaboration with other artists/poets is also invited.

Further information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01597 810596

References:

* “At a time when globalisation, the implications of extreme environmental change and the multiple alienations of modern society all threaten our sense of belonging, the importance of 'place' to the enhancement of identity and creative possibility in life and art cannot be underestimated. The Re-Enchantment aims to deliver an imaginative response through art, live performance, film and writing to one of the most pressing issues facing the contemporary world”.

The Re-enchantment of Place Project.

* “The view of nature which predominated in the West down to the eve of the Scientific Revolution was that of an enchanted world. Rocks, trees, rivers, and clouds were all seen as wondrous, alive, and human beings felt at home in this environment. The cosmos, in short, was a place of belonging. A member of this cosmos was not an alienated observer of it but a direct participant in its drama. His personal destiny was bound up with its destiny, and this relationship gave meaning to his life.”

Morris Berman ‘The Re-enchantment of the World” Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1981

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