Tuesday 17 June 2014

Flock of Words - Session 3 - Spalding Library

The Eloquent Fold returned to Spalding Library for their third session for the Transported Open Book strand on June 12th and were delighted to meet Mrs Stella Lewis who was a joy and an inspiration. She has had a fascinating life and her stories will be featured on our Flock of Words birds and bird prints. She had family connections with Spalding and moved to the town in 1941, she animatedly took us on a virtual tour of London during the air raids, her career as a Telephonist, Spalding during The Great Frost, introducing us to many bygone local streets, shops and people. She is still an avid reader and was planning to choose a new book to read in her garden. Through the W.I. and other outlets Mrs Lewis has taken a keen interest in creativity, she was fascinated to hear about all the projects Transported has brought to Boston and South Holland.

Happily we also had a very busy table

of happily engaged participants.

Everyone enjoyed the setting

 the wide range of materials 

and it was intriguing to see

the many birds flocking together.

Phiona showed the group how to create paper feathers

more creative thoughts and dreams were captured.

There was much lively discussion about the types of events and activities that participants would like to see happening in Boston and South Holland, drama, singing, creative exploration, all kinds of making and doing!

The Yellow Belly Book Snuggles have been sewn together

and book tags were made. 

Next week in Crowland we will sew buttons on the waist coats and perhaps make some more with Jackdaws as the motif! The Book Snuggles will become a way for people visiting the Library to choose a mystery book to try.

Carolina was as good as her word and brought traditional Spanish almond cake to share, whilst Phiona had been investigating the delights of the local Polish supermarket. 

We would love you to join us in Crowland Library on the 19th of June between 10.00am and 12.30pm.
We can promise Cake and Conversation, birds and words and are keen to hear your stories, please do come and join us! Phiona and I will be continuing to develop our collaborative pieces Crumbs From The Word Table in the afternoon. We look forward to meeting you!

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

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 www.transportedart.com.

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