Published 26.02.2024
by Kids’ Own

Embracing Community and Creativity: The First Cranmore Seasonal Gathering


On the evening of January 31st, in the surroundings of  Cranmore Community Gardens, we welcomed friends, families, and community members to our first seasonal gathering. This open evening marked not just a moment of conviviality but a bridge to the upcoming journey of artistic exploration and communal growth.

The essence of the evening was simple yet profound: to connect, to share, and to invigorate.  We unveiled the wonderful work of our associate artists. Ruth Le Gear, for the Winter season, showed guests the newly established wormery, a microcosm teeming with life, Ruth also invited participants to create water and ink paintings with her.

Artist Sarah Lundy’s station offered a captivating exploration of flora and fauna, illuminating her unique artistic perspective. As attendees navigated through her curated collection of plants and taxidermy, they embarked on a journey of discovery, gaining insight into the intricate tapestry of her creative process.

Guided by torchlight, guests explored the gardens and they contributed to the observation chart, a testament to our collective endeavour to forge deeper connections with the natural world and to document its ever-changing rhythms.

Amidst laughter and conversation, we savored the delights of seasonal fare crafted by Edergole Kitchen, a testament to our commitment to local sustainability. With each bite, we looked forward to what we might grow together in the garden in the coming season.

As the evening drew to a close, we basked in the warmth of newfound friendships and shared aspirations. Together, we had laid the foundation for the next chapter of our project, united in our dedication to creativity, community, and the boundless possibilities that lie ahead.

In retrospect, our inaugural Cranmore seasonal gathering was more than just a gathering; it was a celebration of connection, collaboration, and the transformative power of collective vision. With each passing moment, we move forward, buoyed by the memories of this enchanting evening and the promise of what is yet to come.


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