A mixed day in the park, the last day, really only talked to three people, two use the park for their horses, one to remind me of his polical allegiances.
It a wee bit cold and damp, but still the lake is tranquil, and it is good to be out in the landscape.
Met a great man. Tells me that trains ran through the park, that their was a high wire that ran from the clay quarry through queens park to the brickworks!
There was an outdoor school for sick childrenvno the site of the model railway and a pond full of gold fish and carp.
Now though, he says, its much cleaner.
An idea of space, how important the sense of space to people in the park is. From young people to old. It
s thinking space.
i meet with two Ladies from Trees for Burnley, Margaret and June
We had a fabulous time talking about their involvement in the parks.
The Millions of trees that have been planted , their vision and ideas for the park along with their hopes and worries for the future of the Park.
We talked about, meadows, trees mud, community, engagement, space, mystery adventure.
I then went up to Queen street Mill.
Amazing beautiful dark pools of water,
noise and machinery and a sweet smell.
Sun Bike rides, horses in the park
River dares at Heasandford
You cant believe you are by town.
It feels so tucked away!
blue pints, leaves
geese, Tea, Public
I met an Older man who had come to the park to walk and to photograph the trees as they turned to their Autumn colours. He brought out his camera to show me the beautiful images he had taken.
Met up with Mark from the Youth theatre today. and am excited by some of the possiblties of working with the young people.
Also went for a walk with Laurence around Rowley lake.
Talked a little about the layers of history in the park.
Thinking about maps and strate. wondering about the mining institute and the geology of the park and the limestone and whether there is a way to bring some of the element that form the layers of the parks in to the imagery and the dialogues with the public.
macro layers of micro worlds
Iron is crucial to the Cyanotypes perhaps
Then went onto meet with Helen, James, Michelle and Amy who are part of Burnley Cultural development team and talked about what possible conections might be made with groups over the half term.
Then I after some crucial welly purchasing back to the Brun Valley Park to see the lake just after dusk. A beautiful quality of light and sound.