Friday, August 31, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Rootless Forest

The Rootless Forest is a project by Beth Derbyshire, a fellow of Birmingham Institute of Art & Design in conjunction with the Canal and River Trust and the Arts Council England (who are providing the funding). The project involves planting a mini-forest on a barge and then travelling along the canals around Birmingham and Walsall. The forest plays the sound of "recorded stories about adjustment, homecoming and relocation, told by two families from the military and UK Afghan communities".

The project launches next Friday and will travel the canals for 6 weeks before residing at New Art Gallery in Walsall until October. The project has a website here where you can see the latest progress. The project is using the unpowered barge 505560 which i photographed at Brindley Place (where the journey will start) back in June.
Gas St Basin

Boats on the canal (66)

At Ogley Junction boat yard.
Ogley Junction Boat Yard, Wyrley & Essington Canal

Monday, August 20, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Stratford-Upon-Avon again!

I seem to go to Stratford-Upon-Avon a lot, well i like it, so there. I went again today and explored up the Avon too as far as the Gordon Gray Lock (the path was getting ever muddier so i thought it prudent to not go any further). Lots of boats along the Avon and at Bancroft Basin on the canal of course. You can see my photos here!
Stratford-upon-Avon P8180035

Thursday, August 16, 2012