Saturday, 27 October 2012

Pumpkin Day 2012

Special thanks to Chris Davis for the video presentation.

Here are some of the sample of pumpkin carving what's been going off today at the allotment. Everybody enjoyed the day from carving into pumpkins and doing the pumpkin activities there and tried food with pumpkin in them. The weather was cold but never rained for the day with the sun coming out in the sky. There's different form of shape and colour, which makes them look different and stands out quite well together too.

A big thank you to Tracey Lloyd of Groundwork and everyone who volunteered to make the event a great success. A poem was also commissioned specially for the event, which was written and performed by Dave Wood;

Soup De Doop (mp3 audio format) © Dave Wood 2012

Congratulations to the winners of the pumpkin contest;

Largest pumpkin: Roy Oldershaw.
Best dressed pumpkin: Mickey Jones (8)
Most unusual pumpkin: Claire Swain

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Pumpkins are a coming...

A selection of delicious DIG IN squashes, pumpkins and shark fin melons.... all safely tucked away awaiting 2012 Pumpkin festival. Come and join us to celebrate and bring a pumpkin for the largest, best carved or most unusual competition categories.
Thanks to The Co-operative for supporting our event this year with a supply of Pumpkins for carving on the day.see you on the 27th October 11-3.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Apple Day Event 2012

A warm, rain-free window in the weather, lots of fun, games and smiling faces (not forgetting the delicious apples, tasty food and recipes), made this year's Apple Day a great success.

Chris Davis, our volunteer photographer has put together a wonderful slideshow of the event (click the icon at the bottom right of the video frame to view full screen);

A big thank you to all the volunteers, event organisers and contributors who made this all possible.

Thanks also to John Hempsall for assisting with apple identification, Paul Deeley for the audio entertainment, Pulp Friction for the smoothies and Dave Wood for his specially commissioned poem recital;

Clues to the Apple (mp3 audio format)

Clues to the Apple (pdf)


Saturday, 6 October 2012

Mosaic Workshop

Here are one of the samples of the sun catches and the stepping stones what we did today at the Mosaic workshop today and loads of people enjoyed doing it,the weather stopped nice for us too. We used different colour tiles for the stepping stones and for the sun catcher we can use beads and other tiles and mirror for them.

Mosaic bug hits DIG IN

The sun shone AGAIN- I can't believe our luck this year so won't say too much as we still have PUMPKIN DAY to go!DIG IN's Mosaic workshop held by artist Sophie Robins was fantastic today. 14 participants who all had a wonderful time making stepping stones and sun catchers to take home. We started the communal sculpture for the site too, a large sphere mosaiced in ranges of colour which we hope to finish off with another mosaic session.The photos may capture a bit of the mosaic bug that held us all. I loved it so much I went to B&Q and bought the tools and did some more when I got home...