Wednesday 11 June 2014

Flock of Words - Session 2 - Spalding Library

The Eloquent Fold were back in Spalding Library for Transported on June 5th gathering more stories of near and far.

We were delighted to meet Carolina who told us she had only been in Spalding seven days. I told her my name, Carole and that I was named after my Great Grandmother whose name was Caroline which everyone shortened to Carrie. This small exchange was a great ice-breaker and linked different places and languages as we imagined our migrating birds flying between continents and time zones.

Carolina also told us that a favourite cake from Spain was an almond cake

which she might make and bring to the next session if she is free.

Phiona and I were also delighted to welcome back two people who had been part of our engagement activities in two different venues during Transported Phase 1. 

We learnt about Polish food and Spalding landmarks whilst baby Arnica snoozed contentedly.

We found out what had drawn people to the area.

After such a busy, creative morning we were glad to stop for tea!

Lovely to finally be using the tea set I chose for my 18th birthday!

This stencil was inspired by the Yellowbelly History book shared with us by one of the Librarians. We discovered that a yellowbelly (or yeller belly) is a person from LincolnshireEngland and you can read some of the explanations why here. The stencil is being applied to fabric book bags which will become part of of Flock of Words piece for the library. As you can see he's holding tulips and is wearing a yellow waistcoat!

In the linked Flickr sets you can see all the Spalding Library birds and words.

We would love you to join us in Spalding Library on the 12th of June between 10.00am and 12.30pm. If you can't join us you can send us your words and we'll add them to a bird or a print for you.

You can also follow us as we tweet during our workshops 

and I will be adding images to my Flickr page and to my Instagram feed if you'd like to see what we've been doing during our workshops. 

For more information contact 
Rosie Lesurf-Olner, 
Arts Engagement Worker, 
07747 271820  

Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme which aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities, funded by Creative People and Places from Arts Council England.  For more information visit

1 comment:

  1. Put on the kettle, light the fire, take off your coat, feed the cat and slip into slippers. Sigh with relief. No matter where you've been its good to be home.