SUNKEN GARDEN COMMUNITY ORCHARD NEW COMMUNITY GARDENER
We are delighted to welcome Stephen Mason as our new Community Gardener. Stephen is taking over from Lisa Eller to develop the community garden across the summer and over the coming year/s! Stephen has a wealth of experience to bring to this role and will generally be in the garden on Monday afternoons from 4-8pm to welcome all members of the community! We are starting by planting vegetables for everyone to enjoy as they reach fruition.
LIVE ON THE DRIVE NOW HAS A NEW BLOG:
Check it out to keep up with the exciting Live Art created by the LoT-D girls:
LIVE ON THE DRIVE PERFORMANCE PROJECT
Live on the Drive (LoT-D) is a Live Art project engaging young women living on and around the estates in a programme of workshops, performance and festival visits, talks and discussion. Local girls have been working with Live Artist Katy Baird, and Waltham Forest-based artist Rebecca Lindsay-Addy to devise performances inspired by their own life experiences, exploring identity, autobiography, visibility and place. Here is a recent performance by girls, presented during the Women’s March in January this year:
FABULOUS NEW BLOG FROM THE TOP BOY BAKERS TEAM ON BAKERS AND MENTORS. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
LAUNCH OF TOP BOY BAKERS & SUNKEN GARDEN PROJECTS!
The sun shone upon us for our first gardening session in the Sunken Garden in Attlee Terrace last month. Residents joined community gardener Lisa Eller and got stuck into weeding, pruning, raking and open air soup-making! They also shared their ideas for ‘migrating plants’ to cultivate in the garden:
Pistachio from Turkey
Wild snowdrops from Poland
Chilli plant from Punjab, India
Holly from Sussex
Mangoes from Banghladesh
Rhubarb from Leytonstone
Grapes from Turkey
The Sunken Garden Community Orchard is an exciting two year project reanimating the garden into a warm, welcoming space for all to enjoy, and exploring the creative ways to measure and combat local air pollution. Sessions will take place most Friday’s between 1-5pm (check Facebook for updates). On Saturday 18th March, 11-3pm, there will be a workshop dedicated to garden design. Enormous thanks to Trust for London for supporting this project.
Top Boy Bakers got off to a super start this month! Over the next six weeks men living in and around The Drive & Attlee Terrace estates will learn how to bake in sessions led by master bakers Alex Bettler of Today Bread, Ben MacKinnon of E5 Bakehouse and Max Tobias of Dusty Knuckle, and learn mentoring techniques from trainer Richard Mindel. The men will go on to mentor local teenage boys who will join the project in future baking sessions including Bake 4 the Block events held on the estates, and workshops held at Today Bread. Huge thanks to Big Lottery, London Community Foundation, Walthamstow & Chingford Almshouse Charity, Shipton’s Mill and London Bread & Cake for supporting this project!
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2016
PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO FIND OUT WHAT WE ARE UP TO ON THE DRIVE AND ATTLEE TERRACE ESTATES
AND TO GET INVOLVED
*** COLLABORATORS FOR TOP BOY BAKERS ***
Top Boy Bakers is an exciting and innovative baking and mentoring project for adult men and vulnerable boys aged 12-16, living in and around The Drive and Attlee Terrace estates in Walthamstow. The men and boys will participate in a programme of bread and pizza making workshops led by Alex Bettler – a talented local baker and founder of Today Bread in Walthamstow Central. The men will also be trained as mentors and provide on-going support to the boys to ensure they make the most of their new baking skills.
We would like to hear from men aged 25+ who have some baking skills or an enthusiasm to learn, and who are interested in becoming positive role models to the boys. We are also seeking a professional male trainer to deliver a series of mentoring training sessions.
Please see the brief for the Mentoring Trainer below. If you or someone you know is interested in delivering the training or becoming a mentor, please get in touch with Clare Moloney, Community Development Coordinator, email@example.com
*** [LIVE] ART MARKET ***
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2-6PM
LOCKUPNUMBER11, FANSHAW HOUSE, THE DRIVE, E17 3BY
[LIVE] ART MARKET is the launch of Performance No.11 – a series of FREE performance projects for young women aged 16-19 living on and around The Drive and Attlee Terrace estates, Walthamstow, E17.
The first programme of Performance Workshops – LIVE on the DRIVE – will be led by artist Katy Baird, Thursday evenings, Sept – Oct 2016. Girls aged 16-19 – Join Us for a TASTER SESSION – experience an afternoon of Live Art Performances with Katy Baird, Ria Hartley, Catherine Hoffman and Jamila Johnson, the chance to speak to Katy to discover more about the workshops and Sign-Up!
ALL ARE WELCOME TO DROP BY: Sally, Bobby & Clare from the drawing shed will also be on hand to talk about Performance No.11 and other creative projects due to start on the estates this Autumn.
*** PERFORMANCE NO. 11***
the drawing shed‘s series of FREE performance projects for young women aged 16-19 living on and around The Drive and Attlee Terrace estates, Walthamstow, E17
Starting in September. WATCH THIS SPACE …
*** OUR NEW COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR ***
We are delighted to announce the appointment of CLARE MOLONEY as the new member of the drawing shed team. Clare is already immersed in leading on coordinating a series of new projects to be launched this Autumn on The Drive and Attlee Terrace estates in Walthamstow, E17.
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL WEDNESDAY JUNE 15TH, 5.30PM
FOR FULL “COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR” JOB DETAILS,
PLEASE CLICK ON THE PDF BELOW:
*** LABERN&LLOYD AT TATE MODERN!!! ***
AS PART OF “LIGHT AND DARK MATTERS”
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21ST, 2015
Labern&Lloyd are delighted to be taking Black Light and The Public Typing Pool to TATE MODERN on November 21st, 2015 as part of TATE’s Light and Dark Matters Series, for International Year of Light, with the Institute of Physics!!!
PLEASE PUT THE DATE IN YOUR DIARY AND JOIN US!
*** “UNDER BLACK LIGHT IN THE PUBLIC TYPING POOL” ***
LABERN&LLOYD AT BURY LIGHT NIGHT
Bury Transport Museum, Castlecroft Goods Warehouse, Castlecroft Rd, Bury, BL9 0LN
Friday October 16th, 2015, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
the drawing shed returns to Bury with The Public Typing Pool all set for business inside the Transport Museum, with its locally donated manual typewriters now fitted with UV soaked typewriter ribbons! Throughout Bury Light Night, members of the public will be welcomed to type in invisible ink about all things migration and refuge – memories, concerns, hopes and ideas. UV pens will be available for writing and drawing. The glowing installation of texts and images will reveal a social sculpture in the museum under Black Light.
Poetry Workshop: Time Tone Distortion
Join us on Thursday 26th February as we continue our exciting collaboration with Parasol Unit by hosting our first poetry workshop of 2015! Taking inspiration from the paintings of Katy Moran, in this workshop with poet and musician Simon Pomery participants will be invited to read poetry influenced by Surrealism, and apply leaps of thought, image and idea to new poems of your own. We will look back to An Anthology of Contemporary Latin-American Poetry (1942) and across to recent internet poetry from 3:AM magazine.
Thursday 26th February, 6 – 9 pm
Parasol unit | £8/6
Booking essential – visit the Parasol Unit website to book your place!
Join us on Sunday December 14th for An Afternoon of Music Hall
What better way to spend a cold winter’s afternoon!
Time Memory – writing workshop
On Tuesday 9th December the drawing shed in collaboration with Parasol Unit will be hosting a poetry writing workshop. Led by poet Simon Pomery this exciting workshop offers the opportunity to experience the work of artist Shinro Ohtake through the current exhibition at Parasol Unit. Examining Ohtake’s pasted works, sketchbooks and sculptures, participants will be encouraged to engage with the exhibition, with new poems and new creative writing practices.
Tuesday 9 December, 6 – 9 pm
Parasol unit | £8/6
Booking essential – visit the Parasol Unit website to book your place!
ARTIFICIAL SUNSHINE – Bury Night Light – October 10th, 2014!!!
Starting NOW on threes housing estates in 9 Elms, Wandsworth.
Introducing the drawing shed’s new project Some[w]Here Research, opening up new imaginative spaces through engaging residents across the Wandsworth estates of Patmore, Savona and Carey Gardens.
Activating the outdoor spaces within and across the estates through the visible process of making a series of mobile structures, Some[w]Here will draw upon the history of both the soap box and Go Cart culture, exploring the platforms from which stories are told and conversations take place across the estates, cultures and generations. Rethinking, reworking, reusing, retelling, remaking.
Funded by Wandsworth Council – watch this space……
IdeasFromElse[W]here – Filmed by Sebastian Sharples!!! July 2014
JUNK : a fun[d]raiser
an evening of live art, beer and 3 auctioneers
Join us in celebrating IdeasFromElse[W]here and come and bid for zine boxes and prints made by artists over the course of the arts lab to raise money for the drawing shed’s future projects.
THIS Thursday 10th July, Winns Gallery, Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park, Winns Terrace, Walthamstow, London E17 5EQ
5.30PM – 7.30PM.
SEE YOU THERE!!! Bring friends and cash!!!
ANNOUNCING OUR ARTS LABORATORY – IdeasFromElse[W]here
WINNS GALLERY E17 – JUNE 18 – JULY 11
We are now delighted to introduce you to our project blog space:
the drawing shed lead artists Sally Labern and Bobby Lloyd, with co-curator Jordan McKenzie, warmly invite you to collaborate with us on our month long ARTS LABORATORY PROJECT.
IdeasFromElse[W]here will take place from our base at Winns Gallery and into Lloyd Park E17 – as well as spanning into the public spaces around the drawing shed’s project space LockUpNumber11 on The Drive estate E17.
Informed by the likes of Allan Kaprow, we are bringing performance and visual artists, filmmakers and makers, from across Waltham Forest, the UK and as far away as New York, together with local residents, students and the public to collectively engage in the sharing and exploration of creative ideas that will challenge and propose different ways of making and presenting art.
LiveElse[W]here – MAY 2014
Please watch this space for an exciting programme of residencies with Leena Chauhan and Pablo Perezzarate, led by artists Sally Labern and Bobby Lloyd with visual and performance artist Jordan McKenzie, supported by Live Arts Development Agency; live art writing with Arvon and Jacob Sam-La Rose; and related events as part of the E17 Art Trail and beyond!
the drawing shed is delighted to announce that it has just been awarded a further Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, along with an Arts Development Grant from Waltham Forest Council.
the drawing shed would like to wish you