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Ridgeway Farm Art Project Quick Update - December 2019

December 2019 update for residents! I will be on site at Ridgeway Farm Academy Tuesday 3rd December at 11am to collect any art work from residents for the community map!  Please meet me there and if you can't make it I will  next be on site on SUNDAY 19th JANUARY 2020 at 11am for the next 'Walk n Talk' with Residents. (This will be the last date for delivering art work for the illustrated map!) In the meantime, I am preparing notes for the Community Orchard to be planted in Autumn 2020 in the field adjoining River View - following the railway line towards the hedge and hope to have drawings of proposed seating/signage/sculpture to show you via this blog and via the email newsletter. There is still time to get involved and become one of the community champions and orchard project leaders! Follow this https://melissacoleartistblacksmith.blogspot.com/to find out more about the project and/or sign up for regular updates! Follow #ridgewayfarmart o

Ridgeway Farm Art Project Newsletter #3 November 2019

Ridgeway Farm Art Project Newsletter #3 November 2019 Location: Ridgeway Farm Residential Development, Purton, Wiltshire. Phase One: Community Consultation - ongoing to February 2020  for  the residents of Ridgeway Farm and the wider Purton community. You may have received a flyer through your letterbox about this project – this is a quick update for you! Thank you!! For coming along to the Walk n Talk in October – it was great to have more  families , and their  dogs  explore the development with me and discuss the ideas put forward.  We now have a  plan  and a group of willing   community champions to take this forward! The Map:    Please send me drawings either by post or email or bring them to the next meeting on site on TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER 11am outside the school (or at The Manor Garden Centre if it’s raining - TBC).     Art work is needed   as soon as possible please!   A3 max size, colour or black and white, name and date the work! 

Ridgeway Farm Art Project Newsletter #2 Autumn 2019

Ridgeway Farm Art Project Newsletter #2 Autumn 2019 Location: Ridgeway Farm Residential Development,  Purton, Wiltshire. Phase One: Community Consultation - ongoing to February 2020 for  the residents of Ridgeway Farm and the wider Purton community. You may have received a flyer through your letterbox about this project – this is a quick update for you! Walk ‘n’ Talk no. 2 - Sunday 27 th October 2019 Meet me outside Ridgeway Farm Academy, SN5 4GT at 11am This is an open invitation for  you  to join me as we explore the public open spaces that have been identified for a  COMMUNITY ORCHARD  and Nature trail! Bring your dog / trainers / wellies / camera / notebook/ sketchbook / friend / binoculars / map / flask…! The aim is to spend a couple of hours as a group exploring your space – looking at where any art work might go and letting you get to know me and find out more about this free project. (Sorry - no unaccompanied children (or pets!) - please c

Ridgeway Farm Art Project Update 21.08.19

Ridgeway Farm Art Project Update 21.08.19 Following the first Walk n Talk on Sunday 11 th August and subsequent site visits, the project is now taking form. Meeting outside the Ridgeway Farm Academy at 11am we headed up through the houses to Upper Ox Hill where the path leads spiralling around to the top (and has been nicknamed Snail Hill) wild flowers are starting to come through but mostly chick weed is dominant. The views are amazing from there - looking across to Liddington across the centre of Swindon; to Purton and up to the Cotswolds possibly as far as the top of Birdlip Hill. Public Open Space to North West of Ridgeway Farm looking towards the railway line There is a footpath on the other side of the B4553 road that leads back to Purton but is not clearly accessible at the moment and has new saplings densely planted up to the development boundary. Looking back towards the development from the railway arch Public footpath to Purton W

Ridgeway Farm Art Project 'Walk n Talk' 11 August 2019

Newsletter #1 Summer 2019 Location: Ridgeway Farm Residential Development, Purton, Wiltshire. Phase One: Community Consultation - now to February 2020 for  the residents of Ridgeway Farm and the wider Purton community. Following the launch of this project at Ridgeway Farm Academy Summer Fair on 13 th July you are invited to come to: Walk ‘n’ Talk on Sunday 11 th August Meet outside Ridgeway Farm Academy SN5 4GT at 11am This is an open invitation for  you  to show me your public open spaces and share with me and the group how you hope these spaces will be used in the future.   Bring your dog / trainers / wellies / camera / notebook/ sketchbook / friend / binoculars / map / flask…! The aim is to spend a couple of hours as a group exploring your space – looking at where any art work might go and letting you get to know me and find out more about this project. Ideas already suggested and open for discussion are; * Entrance Sculpture * Seatin

Ridgeway Farm Art Project Launch 13.07.2019

Thank you for your hospitality and interaction today at the Summer Fair - I enjoyed talking about the project with you and you made some lovely wings! This is the poster about the launch of the exciting art project coming to the new Taylor Wimpey development near Purton in North Wiltshire. I will be at the Ridgeway Farm Academy CE School ROOTS PTA Summer Fair talking about the project - come and make a pair of wings from an old map and write down what you hope to see come from the project - if you live on Ridgeway Farm or in the wider Purton community - this project is for you and your public open space. The is the start of a community consultation period where I will be working with the local community assessing the spaces and watching how they are interacted with by both human residents and the wildlife.  I want to get to know the space and invite residents to join me in some 'Walk n Talk' sessions around the old farm, exploring the spaces and discovering a little