Sustainable Merton is working with Loving Earth Project to create a positive local legacy in Merton from these times of COVID lockdown . For many of us, the lockdown has been an opportunity to notice and reflect on our environment and what really matters in new ways. How would we like things different in future? If you are in or near Merton, you may wish to join in this strand of the Loving Earth Project, but the questions are useful for all of us. Details on our Resources page .
First events now fixed up: see https://lovingearth-project.uk/events/
This first Loving Earth Project course organised by Woodbrooke starts this week. All welcome – whether or not you’re a textile artist, or a Quaker . If you want to engage creatively with the challenges of moving towards sustainability, this course may be for you. Six weeks online, starting 14th September. https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/item/deepening-our-commitment-loving-earth-project/
Sadly the Celebration Earth! festival of arts and sustainability at St Alban’s cathedral on 19th September, has been cancelled for COVID-19reasons.
We are delighted to have introductions to the project in French, Spanish and Dutch and anticipate further documents in these languages soon.
Contributions to the Loving Earth Project from around the world are welcome. If you would like to help with further translations, or to be a local/regional Loving Earth contact person, please get in touch.
Starting on 27th May, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre will be posting a series of online events to share our work -in -progress on Loving Earth Project textile panels. You may have started a panel, and need help or motivation to finish it,; you may not quite know where to start and would like to discuss; or you may have made one or two panels already and would enjoy sharing the process with others. All welcome! Come and meet each other, make new friends and explore what we can do both as textile artists and to care for the future of our fragile ecosystem, starting wherever we are.
Lottie Percival, an artist who regularly runs workshops at Riverhouse Barn, and a Loving Earth Project facilitation will be there to help with suggestions or problems.
Details are on our Events page
On our new Resources page you will also find videos introducing the Loving Earth Project, another with a guided meditation to help you think about the issue you want to focus on and a series of ‘how to’ videos to help with making the textile panels, but you can start in any way you like.
On Saturday 25th April at 11 am weheld our first online chat to talk about the textile panels we are making or would like to make .
A dozen of us met together for the first time. We had a really interesting conversation, less about the panels we will be making but rather about how we might develop the project in future. Plans are now afoot to hold a series of makers’ chats on Zoom, and an online course at Woodbrooke over several weeks. A range of videos are also in the offing. Watch this space.
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We’re delighted to have our first newsletter out now. You can read it here .
It highlights changes to our plans due to COVID-19 and also a new video of the guided meditation that has been used in many of our workshops, to get people started with the creative process.
If you would like to receive occasional future newsletters, please email us .