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For a change from building work I dropped in on the Furness bee keepers skep making workshop and a found a farm kitchen strewn with straw and weaving enthusiasts, a medieval scene. For Lawson Park we are planning to use this material to back the window seats but of course it is harder to find someone to to it - mostly being used in Orkney and the Orkney weavers being unwilling to come so far south. So.... it doesn't look so hard, unless this was a particularly talented group with a special affinity for straw. This great example illustrated on the right is made with orange plastic baler twine, now that could be nice.
Along side many other 'products' from the Japan and China projects as well as products from the honesty stall network, there will be a stall running the duration of the programme, so if your in Bristol and have a sudden and urgent need for a dog planter, mare's milk, a bone comb or some wild Chinese mountain honey in an old coke bottle you will find all your needs quickly met at the Arnofini art gallery, and it's not often you can say that.
Works and collaborations from:
Myvillages, Pope and Guthrie, Seven Samurai, Happy Stacking 7, Public Works, Peter Hodgson, Peter Inman and many others
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At last the major demolitions are nearing completion and the majority of the building is ready for the new concrete floors to be poured on Monday, this means work can begin on re-building the walls and everyone should start to see a difference on the webcam.
This is what happens when you get a hole in your ground source heat pipes.. Sintec were back onsite this week to grout the pipes into the boreholes this involves pressure testing them first to make sure they'll work when the system is commissioned -good times. They couldn't get pressure in the last pipe which generally means theres a hole in it and they have to pull the 70m pipe out by hand and replace it -bad times
The long awaited removal of the electricity pole, sited in the middle of the Lawson Park meadow, was completed this week. With a great deal of equipment, monster trucks and men on mobile phones in attendance, the removal of the pole and undergrounding work seemed to be completed relatively smoothly, it only seemed to be the small matter of flicking the switch to turn our electricity back on that was a problem, hence the delay in posting pictures of this great (and very expensive) event.
Friday 13th, the heatwave continues, the power comes back just in time and Alistair flys in from Egremont in the very nick. Reports on Guestroom at the ICA, What Michaela RSA Crimon said, and Adam's holiday and the Folkstone Tirennale,
this proved too much of a strain on the Grizedale tec, hope to be back next week when the mac returns from its holiday in France
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