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Talking about public green spaces (podcast)

Talking about public green spaces (podcast)

This podcast introduces Creative Roots, Blackpool: a project to engage residents of the Mereside Estate with the arts and the open and public spaces on the estate. It opens with Kerenza McClarnan of LeftCoast talking about the background to the project and the series of outdoor events held on the estate over the summer of 2014. We then hear from artists Adrian Pritchard, Lisa Wigham and Linzi Cason about the workshops that they have been leading. Locals and artists  share their ideas for future projects on the estate.

Creative Roots Blackpool is led by Paul Green of Avant Gardening. The project has been commissioned by LeftCoast, one of 21 Creative People and Places programmes supported by Arts Council England. For more information about Creative Roots visit creativeroots.co. For more information about LeftCoast visit leftcoast.org.uk.

Kite decorated by Police Community Support officer

Kite decorated by Police Community Support officer

Spoken portrait for a retiring Chairman

This short five minute clip contains extracts from the spoken portrait we produced for the London Sinfonietta, as a gift for their retiring Chair, founder of the Groucho Club Tony Mackintosh. The full 30 minute piece features past and present members of the Council, staff and players. Their recollections span key moments in the thirteen years that Tony was Chair and pay tribute to his huge contribution to the achievements of the London Sinfonietta.

We worked closely with the Chief Executive of the London Sinfonietta to map out key dates and events during Tony’s time as Chair, and identify suitable people to speak. The interviews were held at people’s homes and offices, and in one case in the auditorium of the Royal Festival Hall.

We added short excerpts from music performed by the London Sinfonietta with their kind permission. The pieces featured here are from Louis Andriessen’s Very Sharp Trumpet Sonata and Oliver Knussen’s Two Organa, Op. 27 (1994).