Saturday, 17 July 2010

ENCOUNTERS: A Little Patch Of Ground

This is an interesting art project - just missed it at The Point in Doncaster - it finished 18th July... for more information click here...

Since April, Encounters have been working with fifteen participants aged 12 - 60 from across Doncaster to grow a unique vegetable garden and create a multi-media performance. The group has met every week to share time, food, reflections, ideas, fears and hopes. The Little Patch of Ground performance will reflect their personal stories and relationships with the wider natural world through a cross-fertilisation of soil, images, edible produce, objects, words and songs.

A Little Patch Of Ground is free and suitable for all ages. Please reserve a seat from The Point on 01302 341662.

A Little Patch of Ground has been devised by Encounters’ Creative Director Ruth Ben-Tovim and Project Associate Anne-Marie Culhane. It was first seen in Liverpool at the Bluecoat in 2009. Each year the project will take root in a different part of the country, heading for London in 2011.

A Little Patch of Ground is funded by Arts Council England, Yorkshire and produced in association with darts (Doncaster Community Arts).

Stirchley Community Market!


Whilst pondering on the next steps of the Stirchley Thought Exchange, I would like to take the opportunity to promote the first community market in Stirchley... interestingly from the feedback received through the Thought Exchange, many of you said you wanted to support local businesses and see more community activities in the area, so this community market is spot on in taking the first steps to turing this vision into reality... read on for more information about the market...

Stirchley Happenings has joined forces with Loaf, South Birmingham Food Co-op and Birmingham Town Centre Partnership to organise Birmingham’s first ever community market in Stirchley later this month.

Stirchley Community Market will open for the first time on Tuesday 27th July outside Stirchley United Working Mens Club on the Pershore Road from 4-8pm, and will return for August and September. It will feature stalls selling wholefoods, bread, hot curry, wood-fired pizza, artisan preserves, cupcakes, local fruit and vegetables, and local arts and crafts. The market will give the local community, as well as commuters on their way home from work, an opportunity to find out what Stirchley has to offer, meet some excellent food producers and craft makers from within Birmingham, and pick up some tasty groceries for their weekly shop.

Stirchley Happenings will be running the arts and crafts stall, with items from local artists.

For updates, news and more information on the market, visit

I will be supporting my colleagues at Stirchley Happenings on the day, so I hope to see you there.