18 September 2009


All August we have been converting the printworks and finally things take shape. So we are about to move from Bankfield Mill

to the Old Printworks in Clayton West.

We have been shifting stuff most everyday, bit by bit.

But hopefully some of our friends will help us this weekend. It would be great to have some more hands and extra wheels to shift the bulky stuff. We should be able to crack it in a long half day, then we’ll light up the BBQ and crack open some beers.

[images, and indeed some of the text, by John Coombes]

06 September 2009

Telegraph review: The V&A's World Beach Project

Sue Lawty, who had the idea for the World Beach Project, just told me that my piece for the project was heavily featured in the Telegraph review!!

Here are some images Sue sent me:

Can hardly believe it: It made it to the front cover of the Telegraph review!
Sometimes it is worth getting cold fingers. :)

[click on the images to enlarge]

Very cold fingers indeed, as we went to a beach in North Yorkshire on a stormy cold December day. Also see this post and more images, or go to the V&A site to find out how to join in.

Here's the link to the article on theTelegraph website - (and there's my piece).

The Daily Telegraph is one of the biggest newspapers in the UK with a daily circulation between 842 000 and 911 000.
That is more than Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Sueddeutsche Zeitung together! - I am quite gobsmacked.

The article is great, congratulations to Sue! I hope many people will be inspired to create their own piece and take part in this fantastic project.