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Capturing Memories

Capturing Memories

Paul McCann, audio artist, recorded a series of the music and movement and relaxation sessions held at St Barts, as well as recording individual residents memories, thoughts and feelings. The final audios are a fascinating insight into the lives of the residents at St Bart’s…

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Music and Movement

The residents enjoying doing some movement, singing, dancing and relaxing – as well as having a chat over a cuppa!  And when Jill and Georgina joined forces to give residents at St Barts a musical treat whilst relaxing and moving everyone really enjoyed themselves as the…

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One to One

Jill our wonderful masseur working with residents at St Bart’s to offer one to one massage support – concentrating on residents identified as most benefiting from such therapies. This includes residents who are bed bound and love the improvement they feel following one of her…

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Jammin’

Lots of the residents at St Bart’s have been getting involved in making music – and having a ball in the process. Georgina’s bag of tricks includes lots of percussion instruments, as well as a ukulele for the more adventurous! Kindly funded by Big Lottery.

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Music To Our Ears

The residents, and their families, at St Bart’s Nursing Home, enjoying Georgina’s wonderful music – as a classical cellist for Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, she is a delight to listen to. Offering residents an eclectic mix of tunes from classical favourites from Swan Lake to…

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Flower Power!

We planted lots of flowers into our planters – choosing a lot of perennials so that they will continue to flourish once our gardeners have returned home and new patients arrive at the unit.  Lavender was the most popular choice due to its beautiful smell,…

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Grow, Grow, Grow!

Our first task was to get the kitchen garden in order  and growing our tasty plants for the season.  Our new gardeners chose a wide range of plants and herbs including strawberries, kale, parsley, tomatoes, potatoes, beetroot and courgettes. We also planted some plant pesticides…

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Mega Mini Gardens

We took down the fence that separated the kitchen garden from the new play and relax area as it totally transformed the space and meant everyone could run around a lot more! But to give a different feel to this area of the garden we…

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Bird House Blog

Everyone helped create a beautiful wall mural for the newly developed garden area – putting artistic and creative skills to the test with bird and insect houses, mosaic leaves and rope flowers set against a beautiful tree and hand decorated wooden birds.  Heres’ what our…

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Ellis’ Blog Spot

I liked doing the Mosaic leafs because I liked all the colours and they looked really nice, they look really nice on the wall.  I liked doing the bird box because I like the decorating and painting is my favourite thing to do.  Now that…

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J J’s Blog Spot

I made the big owl I used a mix of colours and it was quite relaxing painting it because all the colourrs I used were relaxing colours. The bird boxes look good because they have been decorated with little animals/insects. I liked taking the photos…

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Clint’s Story 1969 – educational resource

Once the animation was completed we had to think about how it could be utilised in an educational setting.  We widened out from our animation creative group to incorporate the wider sixth form at Broadgreen International School and also incorporate our second focus group from…

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Clint’s Story 1969 – the screening

After much work, not only with our sixth formers but with members of the local community the animation was ready to be screened.  As part of Black History Month 2014 we premiered the  animation at Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, followed by a series of screenings…

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Clint’s Story 1969 – the process

Our talented sixth formers divided into groups to develop the animation with some concentrating on research, selection of sounds and developing Clint’s narration, whilst others got stuck into the illustrations and the task of painting the hundreds of assets that were needed to tell Clint’s…

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Continuing The Journey – at International Slavery Museum

We are thrilled that the exhibition has been set up at the entrance to International Slavery Museum and the large scale portraits juxtaposed with the intimate audio visuals that audience members can immerse themselves in work incredibly well together.  This powerful exhibition has had positive…

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Continuing The Journey – Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre

We are thrilled that the photographic element of the Continuing The Journey body of work is on permanent display in the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre and to mark the work we celebrated with an all women panel event and the premiere of the Continuing The Journey…

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Gorgeous Garland

We’ve created a garland of beautiful flowers to brighten up our kitchen garden ! Kindly supported by Shop Direct and Community Foundation for Merseyside

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Our Healing Garden

Our young gardeners have been learning all about the healing power of plants and thinking about what they would include in their own magical healing garden – Here’s what they said.. Hello I’m Alexandra. For our healing garden, I wrote about Lavender because I really…

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Continuing The Journey – Exhibition Tour

We are thrilled that the work of Continuing the Journey is on display at the prominent International Slavery Museum and Kuumba Imani Millenium Centres.  However, to increase audience reach and accessibility to the body of work we have taken the display on a community tour…

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Clint’s Story 1969 – planning

The students knew the narrative of the animation but had to consider the most effective way that story could be conveyed.  An animatic was created through simple designs from the storyboard to check that the assets would work and that the pace and composition would…

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