Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Candida Bradley: Introducing us to the world of Book Arts

Welcoming Candida Bradley as our first artist in residence we are becoming immersed in the world of Book Arts. Candida is currently devising a 10 week course open to anyone with an interest in creative bookmaking. The course will give you an opportunity to discover and explore the unique and wonderful world of Book Arts. During the course you will learn to make artist books using a number of different materials and techniques which can be adapted to help you express your own ideas and challenge your imagination. Books produced by students and the tutor will form a local exhibition in December.

The Tate Gallery define artists books as ‘books (normally defined as a number of pages attached to each other in some way) that are wholly or primarily conceived by (though not necessarily actually produced by) an artist and that are made in multiple editions.’

Book Arts bypass the constraints of the gallery – giving the creator complete control. The ‘walls’, or pages, of the book are the limit of your gallery. One can transform the form of a book from how we are accustomed to it, to something much more creative and thought-provoking. By participating in this course your perception of books as objects and as tools for communication, will take you to a completely new level of appreciation for the 'book'.

Thursday, 19 August 2010


Don't forget to book your place on the Brass Day before its too full! Go to www.acefoundation.org.uk to book now.

Also coming up, The Musical Brain conference 2010. Robert Schumann: The Man, The Mind, The Music as well as a Book Arts course and a FULL program of music courses for 2011, keep your eyes open!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010


The Musical Brain are now on Twitter, if you are a tweeter, follow them!

They have also announced a special deal they have arranged with City Inn for accommodation for the weekend. If you don't know what I am talking about, check on our website!

Monday, 9 August 2010

End of summer school

Last week we said goodbye to our American students who have spent an intensive month with us -based at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge- studying British archaeology.
After their assessment was over the students went off to Wiltshire for 5 days to explore the delights of 'ancient Wessex' before heading home.
Whilst we are sad to see them go, we are looking forward to planning similar schools for next year, hopefully with their input and advice.
We hope they found their experience enjoyable and invaluable to their future with archaeology.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Bury Farm building progress

There are now water tight areas at Bury Farm! Well...ish!
We have a fabulous new roof on some of our buildings and progress continues clearing various areas and determining fixtures and fittings. We can not wait to see it finished! Brick by brick, tile by tile.....