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Graffiti Cross stitch Ibbison Community center Blackpool Dec 2015

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Funded by Friends of Muir Housing we will be working with families from the Revoe / Central Drive area on Monday 14th  December 6pm – 8pm.

The participants will start an outline of the letters and take the kits home to finish in their own time.

In preparation for the workshop we made up cross stitch packs with Mr Dee’s graffiti designs.

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Cross stitch kits designed and prepared ready for the workshop in December.

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Then Boz cross stitched a sampler ready to show the participants.

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‘YOLO’ stitched by Boz

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Thanks to Lee Hodgkiss for persuading Kim to work on the other design.

‘LOL’ stitched by Kim

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Very tidy and well stitched. Thank you Kim

One of our participants Emma has taken home a cross stitch kit and is busy getting stuck in. Thank you so much for coming along.

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Keep up the excellent work 🙂

Here is Tina’s amazing cross stitch. Fantastic !!

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Hand Grown Un’s Art Installation Central Drive Blackpool

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Just in time for the Christmas holidays we installed the ‘Fantasy Plant Shop’.

https://www.facebook.com/fantasyplantshop/?fref=ts

On Monday 23rd of December Last Legs Community Arts Organisation set up a ‘pop up’ art installation in a Central Drive Shop at Bethesda Square (previously Mickeys Carpets) in Blackpool the same shop where ‘Dr Evoes Pet Shop’ was previously housed as part of the Culture Shops initiative in 2013 and has been created by the same artists Boz Phillips and Lee Fitzgerald.

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All the art on display has been the work of the local community including pupils at Revoe Learning Academy. Boz Phillips and Lee Fitzgerald set up workshops with the participants to support intergenerational community arts activities for the project.

‘Last Legs’ – Boz Phillips and Lee Fitzgerald approached LeftCoast earlier this year for funding to support the local community with publicising their community garden situated at the back of Lady Smith House, Ibbison Court.

The community have worked hard with GroundWork and the Council to set up the garden and are still seeking volunteers to get involved.

The installation will remain in the shop for one month from 23rd December – January

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We have worked with the community of Central Drive and Revoe to create a ‘Fantasy Plant Shop’ art installation – Hand Grown Un’s.

After creating ‘Dr Evoes Pet Shop’ last year we received such positive feedback and requests to produce another art installation we decided to seek funding from LeftCoast to carry out this project. The children who designed the fantasy pets/ animals for the ‘fantasy pet shop’ last year really wanted to get involved making the work but we did not have enough funding or time to act on their request. This time thanks to funding from LeftCoast as part of the ‘Growing People – programme,designed to get local communities thinking differently about their green spaces’, we were able to involve school pupils, young people attending the Monday Club at Ibbison Community Center and more of the older community in making the art works. All the art works created for the shop were made using recycled materials.

We worked directly with at least 500 participants on the project with the aim of supporting the community gardeners and give their hard work a higher profile.

By installing more art in empty shop windows on Central Drive people can see there is a really strong sense of community in the area. People there are working very hard to improve the area and need positive creative ideas from everyone to reinforce this.

The community profile recently carried out in the area showed that local people really do want more opportunities for art and creativity there. We are currently in the early stages of setting up art workshops for older people in the area next year.

Working in the area is always a pleasure because the community are so enthusiastic and positive: we will continue to support them by creating opportunities for further arts activities’.

Thanks to

 LeftCoast for funding the project

Blackpool Borough Council for the loan of the shop premises

The Revoe-Lution and The New Revoe Residents Association team based at Lady Smith House for their ongoing support and hard work

Revoe Learning Academy for their art works

Bugs to Butterflies for their art works

Susan Howarth and The New Life Church for their art works

The community of Revoe and Central Drive who participated

Shirley McCarten and the Tuesday luncheon club for their support and input

The community gardeners at Lady Smith House, Ibbison Court

Blackpool Family Hostel, Central Drive

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Last Legs’ friends and artist colleagues for their help, support.

Go-Kart workshops with young people at 4Techmoto Blackpool August 2014

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We were really exited to be asked to work with this group of amazing young people while they built go karts with Phill and Graham  at    4Techmotohttp://www.4techmoto.co.uk/

With Phill and Grahams skill at Blackpool t4Techmoto two teams built 2 go-karts for racing after two days build and a final day ‘fettling’ and painting up the

Boz worked with the two teams while they built the machines ready for racing on day three. while Mr Dee helped design and paint the custom graffiti on the finished karts.

Phill working on Team Smiles classic go kart design

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Quick check to make sure everything is working

before taking off the wheels ready for graffiti custom job

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Team Smile with Mr Dee

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Practising the painting

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Team Oblivion with Graham

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A few test runs before the races later in the day

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Loading the karts in to the trailer

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Arriving at the Palatine race track

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Then up to the line for the first of three races

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Even Sally the dog got in on the act with Phill

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Fantastic day with the two teams and all the people involved

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Graffiti Art in the Park, Kirkham, Lancashire 2013

As part of the Circles of Light Project we facilitated a drop in session for a day at Kirkham Park.

http://circlesoflight-fylde.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/spraying-signs-sayings-with-friends-of.html

Families and young people participated throughout the day.

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Mr Dee was kept busy

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The art works went to good use

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Building Creative partnerships with community members and who we are

Dr Evoes Shop

Dr Evoes Shop One of our many community projects.

From 2014 – 2018 : Last Legs is proud to have shared so many  creative experiences with the community.

Dr Evoes shop  was created as part of the  ‘Blackpool Culture Shops’ project in Blackpool and was one of the first projects Boz Phillips and Lee Fitzgerald worked on together.  then becoming ‘Last Legs Community Arts Organisation’.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Evoes-Pet-Shop-Central-Drive-Blackpool/402029496559706

http://blackpoolcultureshops.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/central-drive-culture-shops-dr-evoes-pet-shop/

All the animals and shop fittings were created with recycled materials.

The sign on the shop window was created as a historical reference to the traditional hand painted shop window signs and utalised a ‘classic’ font. This was painted by Mr Dee.

Mr Dee has been creating graffiti work in public places, on walls for over 20 years. Mr Dee is currently chairman for Last Legs

Boz Phillips has been creating work for display in local shops and displaying the work of the community in public places in collaboration with local artists since 2004. She is currently the treasurer for Last Legs

When available Lee Hodgkiss is our official photographer and secretary for Last Legs.  Lee helps out as at larger community events.

We are DBS cleared,  have public liability. We also have a child protection policy in place.

David Jennings is the latest member of our team and provides help support and knowledge when we are building walls and items that require woodwork skills.