Walk around Bordesley Abbey site with Scour

I had an interesting morning on Saturday 25th May with the Scour team and artist Andrew Howe exploring the historic landscape of the Bordesley Abbey site. This one of the range of workshops organised by the Scour team which can be found at http://www.forgemill.org.uk/web/events/

An overview of the Scour project can be found at https://scourforgemill.wordpress.com/2019/04/08/scour-ii-the-museum-in-the-landscape/

We had a 2-hour gentle walk which followed generally my Arrow Valley North walk which can be found at

http://www.redditchwalks.org.uk/index_htm_files/arrow%20valley%20north%20walk.pdf

The participants were a nice group and it was a pleasure to explain the history of the area during the walk. The walk is only 2 miles (3 km) but we took about 2 hours to cover the terrain as the purpose was to thoroughly explore the terrain and the relationship to its history. For me, it was excellent to interact with such a motivated group.

In the afternoon they went on to make some interesting artwork and it is planned to publish a small magazine about the walk which will include these and some of the history.

There is a range of workshops organised at Forge Mill by the Scour team. Bookings can be made at http://www.forgemill.org.uk/web/contact-us/

Scour Arts Project

The Scour Arts Project is back in Redditch for 2019 with Scour II at Forge Mill Museum and the Arrow Valley Country Park!

This was previewed in the Redditch Standard at https://redditchstandard.co.uk/news/arts-council-boost-to-help-residents-rediscover-old-redditch-town/ and the Redditch Advertiser at https://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/news/17551777.funding-secures-family-friendly-follow-up-project/

Details can be found at https://scourforgemill.wordpress.com/2019/04/08/scour-ii-the-museum-in-the-landscape/

I am involved in the one day art work and workshop at Forge Mill on the 25th May 2019 where we explore the local landscape with a gentle 2 hour walk with myself and artist Andrew Howe followed by a workshop.

Details can be found on the poster and from the Scour website (above)

Tony Green 13th April 2019

Town Centre Walk

Grace Troth, at Redditch Library, coordinates a Walking Group . which explores the centre of the town and has plans to extend further.

There is a walk every other Friday 2pm-3pm (the next walk being tomorrow 15th February).

It starts at the library and lasts either 30 or 60 minutes, with everyone staying for hot drinks and biscuits in the library afterwards.

More details can be found on the poster or by contacting Redditch Library.

Forge Mill Needle Museum Heritage Open Day on Sunday 9th September

Forge Mill Needle Museum have their annual free entry Heritage Open Day on Sunday 9th September from 11am to 4pm.


Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers and is entirely Free. https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/forge-mill-museum
The event includes free entry to the whole site, tours of the Forge Mill Needle Museum and the Bordesley Abbey site by the Forge Mill volunteers, songs and music by Indigo Arts (ther Violettes), the ever-popular display of motor cycles by the regional Royal Enfield Owners Club, a display of working model boats by the Little Radford Model Boat Club, free entry to the current exhibition, ’The Language of Flowers’ by well-known textile artists, Hilary Beattie and Jenny Rolf, Redditch Local History Society will have a display based on their 2017 Archive exhibition and here will be children’s activities linked to the history of the area.
Refreshments are available at the Forge Mill volunteer run tea bar.

Fulke Greville Festival 2018

The Fulke Greville Festival 2018 is a celebration of the history, poetry, music, life and legacy of Sir Fulke Greville (1554-1628), Alcester’s most famous Elizabethan figure.

As 2018 marks the 400th anniversary of his funding of Alcester Town Hall and the 390th anniversary of his death, a calendar of special events will bring to life the many cultural interests and achievements of this intriguing figure from Warwickshire’s past.

It is proposed that a series of organised events, lectures, talks and guided walks will run from Friday 28 – Sunday 30 September 2018, and be based in and around Alcester and Warwickshire, the town and county of his birth.