The list of crafters and makers to visit: the annual Crafty-Crawl, Sunday 17 November 2019

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Planet South Bank presents…

… a delightful trail round the streets of South Bank, showcasing local crafters, makers, printers and artists. Our huge thanks to Pie Waller for working so hard to create this year’s event.

Crafty Crawl    Sunday 17th November 2019    12 noon – 4pm

 

 

List of participating venues (in street alphabetical order):

The Knavesmire Pub, Albemarle Road,  YO23 1ER

Rich Gresswell – local landscape and nature photography.”You can buy my pictures as art greetings cards for all occasions. Instagram link: @richgresswell.photography

Ian Lightfoot – “My birds of prey pictures form a series called “Harvest Moon”. Paintings depict wildfowl that roam our countryside – a tradition pre-dating Thomas Bewick that satisfied the demand for adorning walls of stately homes. Contemporary eyes see differently; the fox, for instance, or the badger – formed by pastoral politics. “Harvest Moon” is a series of nocturnes for sale that celebrate these wonderful creatures.

Herald Armer – recently retired crafter selling dicroic glass jewellery, Christmas baubles and seaglass mosaics.

The Winning Post Pub, 127 – 129 Bishopthorpe Road,  YO23 1NZ

Emilie Rodgers  –  hand-painted and decorated footwear and tote bags; each piece a unique work of art, often embellished with charms, lace, jewels, metallic paint, copper leaf and glitter or all of the above! Buy 1 matching pair…or don’t…buy 2 different shoes to show your uniqueness! It’s up to you!

Charlotte Dawson  – is a local jewellery maker, artist and facilitator. Her jewellery combines a variety of materials such as copper, silver, gemstone beads and found objects.

Sylvia – a range of hand-knitted cushions, bags, decorative toys, hats and accessories.

Marc Godfrey-Murray  – local printmaker focussing on lino and screen print. Influences include the beautiful  city of York

Cheryl Alexander – The Sewentist – funky children’s clothes, unusual fabric bags

Carrie Lyall – (Rose and Hen) creates linocut prints and handstitched notebooks with a modern yet classical feel, featuring nature and botanical themes.

Jane Milliner – handcrafted cards with a focus on unicorns and fantasy.

151 Bishopthorpe Road YO23 1PA

Laura Kent – Christmas decorations/gifts and plant based gifts

Melissa  David – cloth bags, purses, baby blankets, pencil cases, scrunchies and soft toys

11 Cameron Grove YO23 1LE

Margaret Hockey – uses recycled materials to make items for the home. She also makes brooches using vintage buttons, cards, lino prints and mosaics. Also Harris Tweed landscapes and brooches and hand and machine knits in pure wool. Also coastal cottages scenes using driftwood  and wood  offcuts.

Susan Jordan – Handmade bags and pouches using interesting fabrics. Felt pictures and mixed media collage.

28 Charlton Street, YO23 1JN

Petra Smith – Handmade greetings cards for all occasions.

52 Millfield Road, YO23  1NQ

Jo Yeates – Made at 52.  Textile art and mixed media collage using many repurposed vintage materials. Affordable and unique gifts

1 Norfolk Street, YO23 1JY

Naomi  Whittaker– colourful handmade fused and stained glass. From Christmas decorations to coasters to candle holders, plates and window panels. Lots of glass to brighten up your home or give as gifts. Gift vouchers for lessons available.

The Trafalgar Bay Pub, 7 Nunnery Lane, YO23 1AB

Anna Jones – “Art in the Attic”  Anna works in textiles and mixed media making a variety of items including – hand painted phone pouches, tweed purses, embroidery, altered books and more.

Nicky Brunger – Designs and sells cross stitch kits, patchwork book covers and zipped pouches.

Heather Stead – The Bow 2 Girls: handmade hair accessories and small home gifts, mostly for child-based audience.

Nicola Harper – “My work is mainly based on crochet, including pompom hats. Also one of a kind    sewn cushions and smaller items such as notebooks. I have started making textile art, inspired by the landscape and my favourite places.”

Lisa-marie Newman – Creative Avenues – Mosaics

Rowntree Park –  in the Friends Clubhouse under the Reading Café (NB this location is open 11.30 to 3.30)

Soft toys and Christmas decorations made by Friends Craft Group   

79 Russell Street, YO23 1NN   

Sarah Penn – makes knitted eco items: dishcloths, soap bags, tissue pockets and food bags. Also recycled cards and plants to purify indoor air.

Pat Hunter – makes modern collage/embroidery cards and pictures from found, recycled and new materials.

82 Scarcroft Road, YO23 1DD 

Di Hennell -‘My Material World’  Affordable handmade gifts: Jewellery: brooches, necklaces, earrings, bracelets. Cards, Christmas decorations, gloves, notebooks. Pictures (felt and bamboo fibres) Monoprints. Window hangings, Magic Wands, Baby Boots, Wooden Jigsaws and MORE!

3 Scott Street, YO23 1NR

Pie Waller – Carved eraser stamps, daft badges, pompoms and beeswax food wraps

Joy Simpson – is an award winning painter who will be bringing her portfolio to show to people who may want to buy or commission a painting. Handmade cards, digitally designed prints and accessories.

Lu Mason  – makes brooches and necklaces out of acrylic. She is inspired by a wide variety of subject matter, including fabric designs of the 1950’s, the natural world of plants and animals, and the human form. She makes small subtle brooches as well as large striking pieces, including necklaces. She hopes that everyone might find something that amuses or interests them and tries to keep her prices affordable.

Also for sale: Felt birds, colourful block prints, and unique Secret Santa gifts.

 

 

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Craft-y-Crawl, Sunday 17 November 2019

We are preparing for this year’s Craft-y-Crawl – an opportunity in the Christmas run-up for local makers to showcase their work and to encourage local shopping and community-building.

We are looking for local artists and craftspeople who would like to be included in this craft trail round the streets of South Bank.

This is the 5th year of Crafty-Crawl and we are hoping to make it even bigger, and more varied and of course, creative FUN for all.

The date is Sunday 17th November, from late morning into the afternoon (final times to be confirmed).

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You can either exhibit on your own or with friends in your own home/studio or join with others at The Winning Post pub on Bishopthorpe Road or The Trafalgar Bay pub on Nunnery Lane or at St Chad’s Church on Campleshon Road.

Please e-mail Pie at ainsliewaller@yahoo.co.uk or contact her on 07761 642160 to register your interest and let us know what you’ll be exhibiting and which venue you prefer (or your address if you prefer to exhibit there). There will be a fee of £5 to cover printing and admin costs.

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Street-re-Cycle, Sunday 8 September 2019

The next in our now regular series of households giving things away, to clear clutter, get some great ‘new’ stuff for your house, and to meet people in your neighbourhood.

Just sign up – e-mail info@planetsouthbank.org.ukto let us know you’re taking part.

Then on the day put out your stuff at the front of your house, to sell, swap or give away.

PotsItems can include books, toys, DVDs, clothes, shoes, leftover tins of paint, spare bits of wood, furniture items… (Please take care not to block pavements or access ways, and tidy up anything not taken by the end of the event).

There will be lots of local households taking part. Tell your neighbours and friends, put up posters, invite neighbours to join in and clear their stuff too!

We’ll post here a list of all the addresses we know of, so that people know where to find you.

We can also provide posters to display in windows, laminated posters to be displayed outdoors and balloons to attach to your  door/gatepost.

Street-re-CycleSo… all you need to do now to register is e-mail info@planetsouthbank.org.uk.

Please contact Pie Waller on 07761 642160 if you would like posters or balloons.

Please be responsible for posters that you put up – and take them down after the event. Also please be sure to tidy away any leftover items at the end of Street-re-Cycle.

And most of all: take this chance to meet your neighbours – clear out your cupboards and sheds and have some good green fun.

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Harvesting at our community garden this Sunday 18 August

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Interested in trying your hand at gardening this weekend?
Come help us at our regular gardening session this Sunday at 4pm at our community garden (adjoining St Clements Church, Scarcroft Road YO23 1NE).
We are going to be pruning back the fruit bushes, weeding, and there should be courgettes and pumpkin to pick.
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Next Street-re-Cycle: Sunday 8 September, 11am to 3pm

PotsThe next in our now regular series of households giving things away, to clear clutter, get some great ‘new’ stuff for your house, and to meet people in your neighbourhood.

Just sign up – e-mail info@planetsouthbank.org.uk to let us know you’re taking part.

Then on the day put out your stuff at the front of your house, to sell, swap or give away.

Items can include books, toys, DVDs, clothes, shoes, leftover tins of paint, spare bits of wood, furniture items… (Please take care not to block pavements or access ways, and tidy up anything not taken by the end of the event).

There will be lots of local households taking part. Tell your neighbours and friends, put up posters, invite neighbours to join in and clear their stuff too!

We’ll post here a list of all the addresses we know of, so that people know where to find you.

We can also provide posters to display in windows, laminated posters to be displayed outdoors and balloons to attach to your  door/gatepost.

Street-re-CycleSo… all you need to do now to register is e-mail info@planetsouthbank.org.uk.

Please contact Pie Waller on 07761 642160 if you would like posters or balloons.

Please be responsible for posters that you put up – and take them down after the event. Also please be sure to tidy away any leftover items at the end of Street-re-Cycle.

And most of all: take this chance to meet your neighbours – clear out your cupboards and sheds and have some good green fun.

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Helpful Hacks & Savvy Swaps (to make Attenborough proud) – family event this Sunday

events_concerts_2Here’s news of a great event this weekend which Planet South Bank is supporting.

Helpful Hacks and Savvy Swaps

Sunday 11 August, 1:30 – 5:30pm, Clements Hall

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the media coverage about plastic pollution and climate change?

Perhaps you’d like to try one or two greener options at home but you just don’t know where to start?

You’re not alone! Come along to this fun and family-friendly event and pick up a couple of easy ideas that work for you.

We will be showcasing simple solutions to help you and your family trounce tricky topics such as recycling and reducing plastic.

Bring along any items in your wardrobe that you’d like to swap for something new, or perhaps upcycle or restyle!

Have a go at some upcycled craft activities, and enjoy a cuppa and some cake!

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#plasticfeedback

66722483_485625672199002_8479255187452592128_nFollowing the recent BBC War on Plastic series (do watch on iPlayer if you missed them – simultaneously depressing and inspiring https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m0005xh7/war-on-plastic-with-hugh-and-anita), one of our Planet South Bank members took up the challenge and returned some plastic ‘feedback’ to a local supermarket in York.

The staff were somewhat baffled, but a friendly conversation followed and they were encouraged to watch the series for themselves. Seeing David Attenborourgh join in the encouragement to return our single use plastics is enough to inspire anyone…..and maybe if enough of us engage with supermarkets in this way it will help change pratices sooner than we imagine.

The eco pantry/zero waste shop ‘The Bishy Weigh’ on Bishopthorpe Road is another way to cut down on the plastics we bring into our homes. The shop is also collecting a number of items for recycling, such as plastic pens and toothbrushes, so do check out what you can deposit in the shop as well as what food you can take away. Just don’t forget to bring your own packaging….

And a good way to re-use plastic punnets is to come on down to our community garden in the grounds of St Clement’s church and fill them with soft fruit. Please help yourselves.

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Barbeque at the Nose

On a sunny Sunday afternoon recently we gathered for a BBQ at the community garden in the grounds of Clement’s Church. It was a great chance to enjoy some of the fruits of our labours, including fresh lettuce from the garden and gooseberry cake. We didn’t manage to grow the burgers (!) but did enjoy some very tasty home cooking, including fresh bread as well as a range of delicious cakes.

There are plenty of soft fruit in the garden ready for picking at present, so do pop down (with a punnet) and help yourself.  Look out for the small pink gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries, red and blackcurrants. Our next gardening session is Sunday 3 August at 4pm so feel free to join us then if you can.

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Extinction Rebellion in York – “Demand a Future” event

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https://www.demand-a-future.org.uk/

A Night Forum on Climate Emergency

21 June 16:00-23:00
at York Explore Library and Archive

A community-led, participatory assembly for individuals and organisations who care about creating a sustainable future for all.

 

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For info – 10 June: The Creativity of Sustainability: York as a cultural capital

From Mark Alty on behalf of the One Planet York Leadership Team:

“THE CREATIVITY OF SUSTAINABILITY: York as a cultural capital” (part of the 2019 York Festival of Ideas)

A conference on thinking creatively about York’s future, and how urban communities can become more sustainable by engaging with new ideas, initiatives and activity.

  • Monday 10 June 2019, 4.30pm to 7pm
    Temple Hall, York St John University
    Open to the public
    Admission:£4.60
    REGISTER HERE

Micro, micro, and me: what can the big picture teach us about how we can create change on a community level and a personal level? There may not be one big solution, but a thousand smaller actions can create big change.

SPEAKERS

Helen Graham and Phil Bixby from My Future York will talk about cultural project engagement and how to bring people together to collaborate creatively.

Catherine Heinemeyer from York Extinction Rebellion will discuss how the growing acceptance of the current climate emergency situation can open up a space for conversations and connections.

Ivana Jakubkova from St Nicks Environment Centre in tandem with York Community Energy will share their ideas about “house warming parties”, where community comes together to help with DIY insulation.

Christine Marmion-Lennon will speak on the subject of how joining in with groups to overcome loneliness and isolation can lead to sustained engagement with ideas.

New One Planet York chair Mike Bonsall will discuss “social platform for urban ecology”.

Sheridan Piggott of York Bike Belles will talk about the success of York Walk Cycle Festival and what it can teach us about mixing culture, community, and the arts.

The conference will include networking and workshop time when individuals and groups can discuss the ideas being shared and contribute ideas on the subject of creative sustainability.

Hot drinks and sweet treats will be on hand to fuel our creativity! We encourage One Planet York pledgers to bring any printed material to share with attendees, letting them know who you are and what you do. We are expecting a good mix of students, businesses, and charities to be represented – this is a great event to help connect with the wider York community.

Monday 10 June 2019, 4.30pm to 7pm
Temple Hall, York St John University
Open to the public
Admission:£4.60
REGISTER HERE

 

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