Significant Seams is such a great project and this post is so beautiful and thought provoking. I hope you enjoy x

Significant Seams

In the wake of tragedy, heartache, and frustration, the seams of this community are lined with laughter, determination, and grit. The community of Walthamstow, creative, diverse, and generous inspires me, and what Significant Seams aspires to be.

Today, the first words I heard as I arrived at work, “I’m sorry, I’m not here for the class. I’m here to volunteer. I have to volunteer.” An American ex-pat mother, inspired by Gandhi, struggling with her emotions in response to the Connecticut travesty/tragedy. Next, an alert from a customer and fellow social entrepreneur who’s using her influence to help my business. Then, the focus of my day: hosting a funder to see the site of our new premises (which has a donated sofa courtesy of an army of almost invisible volunteers since the last time I was in… which was yesterday, with architects offering to work pro bono!) and to visit the…

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A little Creative Gem in South West London. Open to the public this weekend!

Little London Observationist

If you take a short ride on the R68 bus from Richmond, alight at King Street and turn the corner, you’ll come to a narrow footbridge arching over the Thames. This leads to the magical and eccentric Eel Pie Island with an off-beat name just right for its off-beat story.

Bridge To Eel Pie Island

This mysterious little slice of traffic-free land has a musical history that tosses about names like John Mayall, Mick Jagger, Cyril Davies, Eric Clapton, David Bowie. Even before their time, Charles Dickens was said to enjoy a beer over that bridge and Henry VIII was rumoured to pop by the island to fill his stomach with eel pies on his way to entertain his mistresses.

Rainbow Shed

The island’s Eel Pie Hotel became the phenomenon that started it all with hundreds of revellers flooding the island to see The Who or The Stones in the hotel, to drink, dance, get high, sleep…

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Surbiton food festival a call for Artists and Makers

Image curtesy of Tangle Photography

Image courtesy of Tangle Photography

The first annual Surbiton food festival will take place between Saturday 4th May and Sunday 19th May 2013.
The organisers are looking to add an artistic touch to the event; searching for local creative talent as well as further a field.
Do you have a passion for creating art from food? Are you a keen knitter or crocheter that could contribute to a large scale woolen artwork? Do you have any other ideas that you would like to contribute? If so please email proposals and examples of your work to bobir88@hotmail.co.uk by the 31st January.

Please note we are unable to pay for contributions but are more than happy to offer you any publicity we can for your present and future projects. More info on the festival can be found at http://www.surbitonfoodfestival.org

Image curtesy of Tangle Photography.

Image courtesy of Tangle Photography.

Thanks to Tangle Photography for these great images!