Friday, 30 July 2010

Ramsgate Summer squall
Polka Dot artists Sioux and Colin will be at the Summer Squall with A Garden of England creating new and wondrous growths with the people of Ramsgate. This is the first time we have travelled outside of Swale with the project. We are spreading the message. Saturday 28th August. see you al there.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Recycled Art - Plastic Bottle Flowers

A Garden of England is really blooming now
This Saturday we had our last volunteers from Vinvolved and they helped make pots of flowers out of Plastic bottles and packaging

pics at

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Litter Angels 2010 and the Polka Dot

I am very fortunate to have met Gordon Henderson now our MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey a couple of years ago. Gordon has always been passionate about the amount of Litter and rubbish that is strewn across our beautiful country. 2 years ago he launched Litter Angels, based on a story he wrote about Eric the Angel who comes down from heaven to help his young friends pick up litter and help inform the public that they are destroying our planet and wildlife. He went into schools with his Swale Community Action Project and enthused the young people to design posters to help emphasis this message. I was his assistant last year. Now Mr Henderson is a bit busy at the Houses of Parliament and the baton has been passed to me at the Polka Dot
We are going into schools in September to deliver workshops: Design a poster and make growths from rubbish.
To start our campaign the Polka Dot is offering Workshops to young people during the holidays
and you are very welcome to join us to make Recycled Art objects
Please book if possible They will be every wednesday through out August. We are also involved with Diversity House and on 1st August and 10th October will be doing workshops with them. See details above.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Artists in the Woods 2010

please click to see more pics of a garden of england growing at Oare gunpowder Works
Colin and myself would like to thank everyone from the Friends of Oare Gunpowder Works especially Karen West for all their hard work in organising this event. Our work looked amazing under the dapple sun filled wooded landscape. Same time next year!!!!!
A garden of england will be at our home garden The Polka Dot for the next month until it can be seen again growing in Sittingbourne High Street on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th August at the Re:Bourne Festival