Thursday, 19 April 2012

Family Adams Project and Branching Out

This weekend I put up a display of the project work that I did with Branching Out in Littleport for the Family Adams Project.  In fact I put up the diplay on Saturday and when I went in on Monday morning it had all fallen off the window into a pile on the floor!  So - up it went again, this time with drawing pins instead of cellotape.  Anyway - it's now in the window of the Branching Out Charity Shop.

The clients from  Branching Out which is a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities did 2 workshops with the Family Adams Project. The first was to create costumes for paper figures in the style of what would have been worn in Littleport between 1910 and 1915. We looked at old photos of the village and everyone designed their own period outfit.  In the second workshop, we looked at various artefacts from Adams Ironmongers  and discussed how they would have been used, drew them and printed a banner. 

See our website for the Family Adams Project  This  project began with the closing of Adams Ironmongers in Littleport at Christmas last year. Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, ADEC and the Word Garden  the project  has grown as more and more of the shop's history has been revealed through stories, finding  tools and materials in the upstairs store, backrooms and barns. There are  logbooks, catalogues, account books, old skates, cart springs, blacksmith tools - the list goes on.  The celebration weekend with the community play will be on 28th and 29th April at Littleport Village Hall.

Banner - Branching Out Charity Shop

Period Costumes of Littleport, Branching Out Charity Shop.
see the website for free tickets or just come along on Sat afternoon to see the model, the archival book, the photographs and some of the work produced by the schools in Littleport

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