An exciting new outdoor photo exhibition is currently on display in North Solihull. It is currently on display in the new Smiths Wood Village Centre near the shops on Arran Way. It will be on display here for a couple of weeks. After this it will be moving to other areas in North Solihull, with the aim of brightening up new building areas and highlighting the wonderful local wildlife that can be found in North Solihull.
The photos are some of the best images taken by the young people who took part in photography projects as part of the Open Spaces youth project. They feature work done by students from CTC Kingshurst Academy, Kingshurst Youth Centre and many more.
So why not have a quick walk round and taken in some of the lovely photos of your local willdife. Check back here for updates on where the exhibition moves to next!
It has been a successful and eventful year for the Living Roots Open Spaces project. 64 young people from 10 different organisations took part in over 100 hours of activities, ranging from cutting down trees to planting wildflowers, wildlife photography to leaflet design. All that remains is for me to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
The Open Spaces project photo exhibition is still on tour at the moment, it is currently on display at CTC Kingshurst Academy so that the young people can see it. However the main public part of the tour has now been completed and it has been a great success. The wonderfully colourful and interesting photos produced by the groups involved have brightened up the venues they have been in and shown the general public the amazingly diverse wildlife that can be found in their local area. Below are some of the comments that people made on the exhibition!
“Excellent information. Just what a family needs to get involved with conservation issues.”
“First class photographs of local wildlife. They would make lovely cards.”
“There are definitely some talented photographers. Very impressed with the photos, and some of the close-ups are brilliant. Well done to everyone!”
“A lovely display. Beautiful photos.”
“I think it is brilliant and very encouraging.”
“Lovely to see the possibilities so near at hand in Babbs Mill. An image to last a lifetime.”
“The display is lovely and colourful. The photos are very interesting to look at and have been taken very thoughtfully.”
“I think the artwork is awesome because it shows the best of nature.”
The exhibition will continue to tour until the end of November, more details will follow on here of where you can see it. Also be sure to check back here as there will be details of an exciting new ‘exhibition’ coming soon!
Good news! The Forest Oak School film about their adventures at Babbs Mill local nature reserve is finally online and ready for people to watch. Earlier in the year a group of sixth form students from Forest Oak School made several visits to Babbs Mill, taking part in a variety of different tasks, from coppicing to map making! On one of these days they took photos of the wildlife they found and made a short film about the day; which you can view below. We hope you enjoy it!
The Living Roots Open Spaces photo exhibition, which features photographs taken by young people, has been on tour round North Solihull for the past 2 months now! It has been seen by many people at libraries in Chelmsley Wood, Kingshurst and Castle Bromwich and has just finished at the Northside Youth Centre. Don’t worry if you have missed it though, it is showing for 3 days next week at the SWANN shop on Arran Way, from Monday the 22nd to Wednesday the 24th. The shop is normally open from 10 till 2, but ring to check on 0121 779 4512. After this is will be going on display in some of the schools who took part in the project!
Things have been a bit quiet on the blog here recently, the schools have been off for much of the summer and have only just returned back. Hopefully things will pick up soon and you will be able to hear about some new groups! In the meantime the Open Spaces photo exhibition is continuing to tour round North Solihull. It finishes at the Kingshurst library today and then moves straight to the Castle Bromwich library, and will stay there until the 9th of October. Plans are being made to take it to other places after this, so check back here for more information! We hope you enjoy the young peoples photographs!