Art and creativity

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    It’s a balance

    Hello In response to requests to hear about ‘an average week’, here is an extract from Chris’ weekly diary with explanatory notes from the Editor… Week ending Friday 13th The week didn’t get off to a…

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    What Happens Here

    Hello A couple of walkers recently paused at the LandWorks Shop and introduced themselves… We’re from Yorkshire, just passing, what happens here then? LandWorks is a resettlement project for those already in or at risk of…

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    Guns N’ Hedgehogs

    Hello A frosty start, wisps of wood smoke and the tip tap of hammers a hammering. The creative festive hum is only occasionally punctuated by a distressing wailing from the wood workshop as Graham attempts a…

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    Jarvis’ Story

    Hello The PeN Project has been running for a year now, with over 50 blogs viewed around the world, in 61 different countries. All of this is great, but the really important connection has emerged that…

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    Opposites, or not?

    Hello I doubt I will forget that day. The day I mentioned a trainee police officer would be joining us for a week-long placement. Not because of what was said… worse, nothing was said! Just a…

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    Chris’ Blog

    Chris’ blog – Monday Gives Way to a Midweek Mystery Hello Monday Mondays occasionally can be a little impaired by the residues of the weekend! But this Monday we rattled along. The 8am team meeting identified…

  7. Chris’ Blog – Well-kept Secret

    Hello Got Christmas on your mind? Well, why not let LandWorks ease the pressure? Come and visit our new pop up Christmas shop (Quarry Field entrance). We’ve got it all: bespoke cards made by the guys,…

  8. Chris’ Blog – Wanted: 1980s C70

    Chris’ fortnightly blog on LandWorks, life after prison, and the launch of the new PeN (Photographic electronic Narrative) Project.

  9. Chris’ Blog – A Day in the Life

    Hello 6.35 am Swallows are already flying high Diving down over our flowering comfrey LandWorks is open And I catch a slightly odd smell. I treasure this first hour Not sure I want to admit it,…

  10. Chris’s blog: Mrs Trellis

    In Chris’s latest blog, he is indebted to a Mrs Trellis from Torquay who had some useful thoughts about LandWorks – and a pertinent question about the ‘looming structure’ in Quarry Field…

  11. Chris’s blog: Negative equity

    “Start with I thought LandWorks was weird, proper weird. It’s still a bit odd, Chris.” …he sniffs, scrunching a fag end between his fingers. “You’re a bit posh, I’m more council house me, you like them…

  12. Sarah’s blog: Update from the Cob Wall, Feb 16

    An update on the land art sculpture being created by the trainees with artist-in-residence Sarah Jane Hodge, and how you can support future projects at LandWorks.

  13. Chris’s blog: The baby cheeses

    As Christmas approaches, Chris is struck once again by the power of faith – and realises the LandWorks library is missing a rather key tome…

  14. Chris’s blog: Luke’s lump

    LandWorks Project Manager Chris first met Luke in May 2013. He was 28 and had spent too many unproductive years in prison. He was one of the first to graduate from the scheme – and now, he’s coming back.

  15. Chris’s blog: M8s

    Two men on a train appear to have nothing in common. However, it soon transpires they share a mutual bond…