Llandrindod Transition members are creating stuff from reclaimed fabrics.and welcome new members to the Llandrindoid Textiles Reuse club.
They have a Yahoo group with its own website and email list here
Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at the Herb Garden cafe from 7.30 to 9.30pm
(please bring your own scissors etc, machine if you have one, project if you have one on the go, books, patterns or anything you'd like to bring and show, whatever you would like to have a go at - this is a social event,
Beginners and experts are all welcome. Knitters, crocheters and other yarn people are also very welcome - this evening is a shared get-together with the Builth Stitch n Bitch club
Free entry; refreshments will be available for purchase in the cafe.
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.
* “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
Environmental Art Project for Presteigne
The Presteigne and Norton Zero Waste Project would like to hear from a local artist or community group who might like to create an exciting, imaginative sculpture with high impact, from our recycled materials - cans, paper, card, plastics of all colours and textures, all manner of household items eg ironing boards, washing up bowls, crates, books, golf clubs [!] etc. For great ideas, Google 'recycled art' and look at images.
Zero Carbon Concert cancelled
Aberystwyth's Zero Carbon Gig Cancelled - support Côr Gobaith* / Gig dim carbon wedi cael ei canslo
Aberystwyth's first Zero Carbon Concert featuring recent Eisteddfod stars The Horizons has had to be cancelled. Unfortunately the organisers of a free Zero Carbon Concert in Aberystwyth have had to cancel a gig in the bandstand on the Promenade. It was to be one of many concerts being held on that weekend, just beforethe UN climate summit in Cancun, Mexico.
Green Maps Save Lives
You can now view the maps that saved Britain from starvation in WW2, via a website which charts how the country has changed over 250 years of history.
This new e-publication shows all surviving one inch to the mile maps of what became the Land Utilisation Survey which was undertaken in the 1930s by a quarter of a million volunteers, many of whom were children and students.