Monthly Archives: January 2011

bright and beautiful

Don’t we scrub up well? Thank you for the makeover Bonfire       We couldn’t decide which colour so we had them all darling!    

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Video stars

  A short video update from our first planning meeting. With many thanks to Stuart Runham at Aethereal Visions photography.  

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With a little help from our friends….

  It became apparent very early on that we’d need a fair amount of help if we were going to get the Castle Quay Weekender off the ground.   Once we started spreading the word, generous members of the Bedford … Continue reading

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Strange and beautiful

Sometimes it’s worth thinking big. We are so very lucky to have artist Jane Edden present her work for us. We think it will transform the space into something altogether more beautiful.  

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breadcrumbs

Some practical help if you are considering creating an empty shops project : 1. Join the Empty Shops Network. These people are your friends and allies. Join the discussion forum. Download the empty shops workbook. And read it. It’s important … Continue reading

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Hold On!

We are physically following the trails of networks as they travel and loop around. It is quite something. Almost every meeting has resulted in another list of names and numbers to follow up, another list of jobs to do, and things to learn.

But we are running out of time. And we are running out of steam.

The other night we sat in my car, pale faced. We knew we had to take control. Continue reading

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Flooking brilliant

So what does this mean? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Oh dear reader, this means that we, the people can map our spaces and places in any way we like – we can share secrets, spread our local info, allow visitors to our towns to go “off piste”. It is a democratization of mapping, no less. We can create business for our local businesses, the ones who really do make the best coffee in town, we can show the sides of our towns that we are really proud of, or that intrigue us, or make us laugh. We can talk about spaces places or things with others who share our space. Things that maybe only a few people know. It is the way that people will navigate their way through new locales in the future. Local knowledge made global. Continue reading

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