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A Little Patch of Ground: Efford, Week 12

Picnics, pressure and performance

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

As we get close to the end of  the A Little Patch of Ground process our lovely sunflowers flowered in the garden!

Blooming flowers in the garden

Blooming flowers in the garden

Many of the other flowers are also out, we have had an abundance of strawberries and even the cheekiest peek of the first tomatoes.

Encounters Erin collecting strawberries and the first two tomatoes

Erin collecting strawberries and the first two tomatoes

Lots of harvesting of kale and salad leaves was done today for this evening’s dinner and we found an infestation of caterpillars munching away at some of the leaves!

The pesky caterpillars

The pesky caterpillars

Tonight’s session was largely about the performance and getting everyone prepared and ready for this coming Wednesday.  We used the time to run through lines, rehearse actions, view slide shows and pull everything together to start to make the performance look really excellent. We have high standards and it was very hot and we are all really feeling in our stretch zone. This is when the commitment to the project and support of each other really shows

Cherry practising her 'Special Places' story and a few props

Cherry practising her ‘Special Places’ story and a few props

Dinner this week was a selection of tasty salads; greek, roasted vegetable and bean and chorizo, bread, cheeses and organic roast chicken.  Lots of the children involved are still getting used to new and different types of food and vegetables and each week someone tries something new. As the weather was so lovely we decided to eat outside this week, picnic style which was very refreshing.

Picnic time

Picnic time

We continued rehearsals after dinner and although everyone is feeling a little nervous they are also excited as we get ready to share the journey of the project with an audience on Wednesday.  We spoke about why everyone is doing the performance and a mixture of answers came up mostly about doing it to support other members of the family and to show the wider community whats possible when people come together.

On the Performance evening July 17th 6.30 pm, Torridge Way, people will have the chance to tour the garden with us, see installations within the Shed On Wheels and finally share in the story of the 12 weeks in the performance taking place in the school.

The blackboard advertising the performance and Ziggy rehearsing his story

The blackboard advertising the performance and Ziggy rehearsing his story

One more blog to come post performance…keep your eyes peeled for it, and hopefully see you at the performance

Wednesday 17th July 2013 at 6.30pm
High View School,Torridge Way, Efford, Plymouth
Suitable for all ages | Download the Flyer
To book: call: 07870 698333 or
[Tickets also avaliable on the evening]