‘Handsworth Park – Beautiful All Year Round’
A screen printed poster artwork by Karoline Rerrie
Curated by Scylla Magda on behalf of PBAF as part of Handsworth Park Arts Trail 2017 -2019. Designed as a temporary artwork for the lakeside plinth as a reflection on the changing on the seasons in Handsworth Park , giving encouragement for people to enjoy the beauty of the park all year round.
A lovely crafting weekend , with a very busy workshop session at the Boathouse Cafe on the Saturday with Scylla and Eleanor , creating items, including bird feeders, to hang on a tree as part of National Tree Week, followed by dressing the tree on Sunday :
‘Combustion’ by Bobby Bird‘ 2009, made from recording a household Jøtul woodburning stove. If a domestic sized burner can sound like this, what might a 28ft long Cornish Boiler, used to heat up a Bolton & Watt beam engine sound like ?
This track was created as part of Birmingham Sound Matter a project curated by Francisco Lopez and AVA/Modulate in 2009. Is is included on the Birmingham Sound Matter CD compilation released on Audiobulb: www.audiobulb.com/albums/AB023/AB023.htm.
Students at South & City College got a chance yesterday to hear a preview of Bobby Birds Watt’s Orbit installation / performance, set up in the College Auditorium, followed by Q&A session. The day was presented by Nils Edstrom, lecturer in Creative Live Sound at the college, as part of an Art in Music module.
The premier of Watt’s Orbit will take place at St Mary’s Church Handsworth on 29/10/2016
Photos by Joseph Potts
A really magical lantern parade, after everyones hard work in creating the lanterns over the previous two weekends. A beautiful evening with the full moon out as we paraded around the lake. Special thanks to The Young Folksters, and Spicy and the Spirit Drummers for providing the music.
Sound artist Bobby Bird recording the impulse response in St Mary’s Church Handsworth, in order to create a digital reverb to work with in the studio, while preparing for Watt’s Orbit
Watt’s Orbit printed flyers have arrived & have started to be distributed around the region Thanks once again to Fluke Design for great work.