Thursday, 18 March 2010

* Meeting *

Today most of the group at the meeting which was great because it allowed us to discuss what everyone has been doing and who everyone has contacted etc.
As part of the Design team we were able to tell the rest of the group about the face moulds we made on tuesday with tina, and what we decided on about the FLAG.

The Mexican night next wednesday was also discussed and we made a rota for who is doing what on the night and who will be manning the doors at what times.

Next tuesday me and the rest of the Design team will be making pinata's for the mexican night and we are still playing with ideas about different things we can make to make the night look great.

Contacting people is still we all feel slightly slow and undefinate still.
By the end of March we have said that all the groups that have been contacted will know what is happening and the communicating between us and them will be constant.
But we still need to get more people involved.

Workshops with all the different groups we have already are going to begin shortly :)

Come on guys we are going to do this and its going to be great. x

Twickenham sCRAP Store!

Last week i drove me Hannah and Laura around Twickenham looking for the scrap store. After a long time driving in circles we finally found it in a large recycling industrial estate.
When we were shown to the building where the scrap store was i almost laughed out loud with dissapointment, i thought the woman was joking!!!
It was a little shed like building that was sooooo small, that contained a few boxes of bits of carpet and old fabric cuttings, boxes of paper, magazines and old folders that had been recycled by old businesses.
What a complete load of sCRAP.
We were not happy.
All we managed to get was a bag of old carrier bags that we could use to make flowers etc in the workshops.
Fingers crossed the next one we plan to go to will be BETTER...

Wednesday, 3 March 2010


Well how much has happened since my last blog!

Ham house will be turning 400 in May and as the house's resident theatre company we have been asked to organise the procession and many of the activities for the day of celebrations.

I decided to work on my own on a challenging task that involved working with a GCSE Drama class in my local community.
During feburary i began working with the GCSE class as they were participating in a Arts Award festival.
Unfortunatly the school had to pull out of the festival for many reasons therefore the work i had begun with them and the work i had planned for the next 2 months could not be completed.
Even though im not working with them on the entire project i still feel that i learned alot from the few sessions i worked with them.


After i spoke to Mark i was reassured that there was still plenty for me to get my teeth into for the up coming celebrations at Ham.
I was still quite looking forward to working with a group of people from the community.
Laura told me about a old peoples home situated in the Richmond, Ham area that were very enthusiastic about someone coming into the home and working with the residents, maybe getting them involved in a few workshops and then the prospect of them joining in the celebrations on the day.

I had soooooooooooo many ideas about this and immediatly spoke to Mark to see what he thought of my ideas.
Laura has got to get back in contact with them and fingers crossed i will be able to work with the home and successfully get them involved.
I had the idea that the work i did with them would be based on the subject of World War 2. Most of the residents would have been alive during the War and would have their own experiences about that time.
My idea involved working with the house using the subject of the War.

I also had the idea of talking to the Historian at Ham house and for me to get an insight into how the house was affected during World War 2.
This i feel is a very strong starting point.
Also the house would be interested in joining the prosession on the day :D
It would be fab to get a large amount of people for the older generation as well as the younger one.

Things are looking very exciting now!!!!!!!!!!!