Tall Ships Embraced
Tall Ships Embraced, the commemorative community garden installation situated at Navigation Point within Hartlepool's modern marina has reached a new phase in its evolution.
The plan has always been to create a haven or nature within the stark concrete of a 21st century boatyard.
Visitors will be pleasantly surprised at this latest state as Tall Ships Embraced is bursting with sustainable meadow flowers and wild life.
Flaxton Craftworks will continue to inspire others and give thanks to those who continue to inspire us.
We are proud of Tall Ships Embraced, not only because it is the only remaining commemoration of the event but because of all the pleasure it has given and continues to give.
Whitby Goth Weekend
The Nasher Collective Perspective.
From the point of view of the Collective, as a whole, this year’s WGW contained quite a few firsts. Never having staged any kind of Exhibition, (several of us had never experienced the Weekend before!), we were premiering a brand new range of work at the Green Lane Centre who had never hosted such an event!
However, we believed we had enough entertaining originality to produce an Exhibition that would compliment the spirit and feel of the Whitby Goth Weekend… heavy bouts of hailstones, driving rain & sub-zero wind-chill. Couple this with the fact that and, after several months of riding the roller-coaster of hard work, highlights and disappointments, on Halloween, we presented our Dungeon Art to the public.
The weather was not so enthusiastic and proceeded to pound Whitby with the Green Lane Centre could be described “geographically challenged”, The Collective were concerned, to say the least.
Not a bit of it!
From Opening Friday morning to 5pm on Sunday, over 500 people came through the doors and enjoyed what was on display. It was fantastic to meet and entertain some many really nice alternative people who appreciated our alternative approach. Your feedback, comments and ideas were invaluable, so much that our future presentations which will include more, photography, interaction and education.
However, The Collective are quite a sociable bunch, after dark, and did manage to pop into a few local hostelries for the odd small sherry.
We were absolutely blown away by the costumes and make-up. It was a brilliant atmosphere, surrounded by flair, imagination and the out and out splendor of the revelers. Well done everyone! The whole weekend has been incredible and will remain very special to us.
Next Year is a definite.
Nasher, The Sarge & Slim
Appreciate, Thank and will be forever grateful to:
OZ (we love you, man)
BONDI & THE LOVELY BONDETTE, TWIGLET, ANDI & HOPPY & JAN & MICK, KATH, NICK & CHRISTINE & THE GOOD PEOPLE AT THE GREEN LANE CENTRE, PAT, CHRIS & LAWRENCE WALKER, BRIAN & KAREN LYNN , JON & SILVER AT INTO THE ASSYLUM
RICHARD DALE & THE RESOLUTION HEROES, ELAINE AT PANDEMONIUM, CARL & EVERYONE AT THE WHITBY GAZETTE
CLIFF BOARDER. PAUL MEADOWS, ALL FAMILY & FRIENDS, RNLI , THE PEOPLE OF WHITBY