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Abbey Gardens webcam it's back - 22.12.09

It's back ...

The ever popular What Will The Harvest Be? Webcam is back online in time for the snow!

The 'down-time' is still a mystery but thanks to Keith Roberts at Newham Homes for being the one to finally find a code to the room where the camera is powered from - we're not sure why but Keith's very presence appears to have jogged it back into action!

We've had a wonderfully successful first season and want to thank everyone who has got involved with the garden, from funders to seed sowers, contractors to mulch movers, chefs to programmers!

The garden is still open everyday from dawn to dusk if you fancy a quick pad round in the snow, unbelievably there are still actually annuals in flower as well as winter produce to harvest. We also have a lovely new What Will The Harvest Be? sign up on the wall.

Our garden club sessions will restart in March and we will be planting fruit trees on January 16th, for anyone who would like to join us full details are on the website

Lastly we are very sad to be loosing Chris Cavalier our hard working Garden Club Leader, he's off to a full time job working for the RSPB and we wish him all the best. We will be advertising the post for a new recruit in the early spring, so if you know anyone who may be interested ask them to get in touch ...

With all good wishes for the holiday season and a toast to an even more impressive 2010 Harvest!

Tomas Bata V says Happy Christmas

Festive Greetings from Somewhere to all our friends!

An Inspiring Weekend in the Country

Had a lovely evening at Cumbria's newest film festival last weekend, run by BRICarts in Broughton-in-Furness. I showed some film clips from our work, and the little-seen Pope & Guthrie short film Little Deluxe Living shot in the Lake District and Japan. This was followed by intriguing shorts by Ben Rivers and Gideon Koppel's acclaimed 'Sleep Furiously'- a beautifully shot doc set in the rural Welsh hills - was just the right thing for the audience there on the night but for me was rather too sepia tinted and genteel though there is much to admire in its restraint, pace and cinematography.

See here for a wee review

A Weekend in the Country - Dec 5th & 6th

We're screening our short film 'Little Deluxe Living' (followed by a Q & A with Karen) on Sat 5th Dec at 6pm as part of 'A Weekend in the Country' which is a new film festival by BRICarts at the Victory Hall in Broughton-in-Furness in the Lake District.
More info here.

Exmoor National Dress on the catwalk in Newcastle

I'm pleased to see that my film, costume and portraits are going on show as part of 'Triparks'
ACAdovetail, Amy House, 61 Blandford Square (in front of the Discovery Museum),
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4HZ

Exhibition runs from 4/11/09 - end of March 2010

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9-5pm (occasionally closed for lunch) / Entry is free

For more information: contact: Helen Ratcliffe, (01434) 685040,

A project initiated by Aune Heads Arts