The waters were up as we passed over the bridge this morning, lapping the high banks along Cocklemoor and Bow Wharf. On Tuesday the lock gates were open at Oath; with the high tides coming and all the recent rain, we’ve been wondering how the water system is coping. There’s plenty of information to be found on the Flooding on the Levels Action Group Fb page, including an excellent diagram of how the overspill and storage system works to distribute and hold water for pumping off between tides.
In the workshop we’ve been busy levelling out the base of the boat and mapping everything out, ready for gluing and cutting tomorrow… exciting times!
It was great to see Some:when featured in today’s Gazette – with a very nice write up from Daniel Mumby. Thank you!
A warm hello to all our friends and followers, this bright winter’s day. We are visiting friends and family (Jethro in Scotland, left; Seila in Spain, right) and recharging our batteries for the excitement of January.
The exciting news is: we have found an excellent work space and will be starting work on THE BOAT in mid January – we are also looking forward to some more creative workshops while we are there.
We hope you are all having a nice toasty time with your loved ones, and enjoying the spectacular return of the sun.
Best wishes and looking forward to seeing you soon
Jethro and Seila
Looking forward to the gathering on the 6th of December. If you are coming, please download and have a look at the image and short texts below, as inspiration for discussion!
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Last week we were back in Langport for another great session with Langport and Huish Youth Club. We heard some interesting stories of young people’s experiences with the floods, some of them happy memories and some difficult.
It was good to see the different ways people had found to move around and connect with their families or explore the landscape – from visiting grandparents by tractor, to horse riding in knee-high waters.
The workshop brought up a lot of ideas. One participant’s immediate reactions was to make an image of deforestation – “because that affects the flooding”.
Ideas became more complex as the session infolded – we’re looking forward to coming back again for more stories and beautiful images!