a couple of written stories based on the walk we did through Newton, read by the writers!!

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The walk resulted in lists in which everyone had written down what he/she liked or didn’t like about the area.

As an assignment we asked everyone to write a short story based on the area and the written lists. These are lists from Cody and Tullia.

 

 

Today we had a wonderful walk to Anna’s favorite place. This weekend we are doing a introduction on the project that will take place in October/November when the AONB landscape Forest of Bowland celebrates it’s 50th anniversary.

This weekend we are looking around, observing the landscape in all it’s beauty and not so beautiful features. By writing down all these findings we will merge them into stories tomorrow!

And… Eventually all the stories and observations, we collect during this year, need a place so we need to think about a spot and a form this object should look like. Tomorrow we will sketch and overthink! We will give an update!

Marin

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8093666637_6ed1e7c27f_z   An invitation from PeerGroup. Please come and share your memories for the future!

2014 marks 50 years since the designation of the Forest of Bowland as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To celebrate, Dutch location theatre                  company PeerGrouP will return to the area to work with people of all ages from the Bowland area to build a monument/time capsule for the future.

     WHEN? 

     WEEKEND OF Sat 26th and Sunday 27th  APRIL from 10.30 am – 4pm

Come to our  free community workshops at Newton in Bowland Village Hall to help make a start

Come along for the whole weekend, or for just an hour. Its a chance to meet PeerGroup, do some art and share your ideas.

People of all ages are welcome- children, families, anyone interested in getting involved in any way.

If you come for the whole day- bring your own lunch!  Can’t make it?  sign up to this blog for more information or see below for other ways of keeping in touch.

From April to October, PeerGrouP, different artists and residents will work towards a monument/time capsule that will guard desires, wishes and ideas for the future of the AONB landscape of Bowland. The object will be based on the traditional Lancashire dry stone wall and will be built together with participants from the local AONB.

The programme and meetings through the year will involve different artforms and means of expressing these desires, wishes and ideas. On 1st November 2014 the Forest of Bowland AONB will organize a final event of the celebratory year. During this day the monument/time capsule will be closed by a theatrical/ceremonial event.

WHAT?

A monument/time capsule is a well known practice in a lot of cultures all over the world. The ceremony of burying stories in the ground to dig up later is something most people are familiar with. PeerGroup will  make a monument/time capsule celebrating the existence and future of Lancashire’s Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This monument/time capsule will contain stories (Recipes, recorded music, written music, recorded and written stories, drawings, photographs, usb stick with film etc.) reflecting on a future image of the area.

This project is about understanding the past, but also knowing that the landscape and people are in an ever-changing process. Focussing on subjects like natural environment, local and global issues, depopulation, youngsters leaving, aging, energy issues, (un)employment in rural areas and the effect it has on the landscape.

The monument/time capsule is a place to evaluate future plans. By focussing on the idea of ‘sense of place’ we build up awareness in the participating communities to create local bounded possibility’s in the areas.

THE CELEBRATION

On 1st November 2014 the AONB  will organize a final event of the celebratory year. During this day we will also lock the monument/time capsule during a theatrical event. This event will show parts of the content that will be locked inside the monument.

HOW CAN I TAKE PART?

First up! Come to our open free community workshops at Newton in Bowland Village Hall on

Sat 26th and Sunday 27th  APRIL from 10.30 am – 4pm

Come for the whole weekend, or for just an hour.  Its a chance to meet PeerGroup, do some art and share your ideas.

People of all ages are welcome- children, families, and anyone interested in getting involved in any way they want.

If you come for the whole day- bring your own lunch! If you can’t make it – connect with is below:

sign up to our facebook group page  www.facebook.com/spotonlancashire

Visit www.spotonlancashire.co.uk and sign up to our e-bulletin

OR

Phone Spot On Lancashire on 01254 660360 and get your name on our list for future events

Or

email   sue@spotonlancashire.co.uk and get your name on the list for future events

Story of Hannegijs Jonker who travelled with us (Sjoerd & Marin) to Bowland to meet everyone again after 6 months!

Grassthinking

funny how a story sometimes

(if it’s still a story)

just can’t fit into the world

like shapeless puzzle pieces

floating, creaping in your head

causing the chaos

in the back of your mind

and how they

after a nice slice of forest

a walk past homemade cakes

and sleeping on the left side

(or on the couch)

sheep, olives, postcards

suddenly shape

into a shape

that fits exactly into the pavement of your thoughts

and can join in the logic

of thinking:

this is where I am