Mudlarking with Paam
Artist-collective Paam are Helen Clifford, Gail Howard and Clare Charles. Together they have been running the successful community-based festival Made in Roath in Cardiff for 10 years. Paam were commissioned by We Create as artists-in-residence in St Peter’s and St Paul’s to work with residents on a series of Mudlarking projects and events celebrating creativity in the area, starting in February 2020.
Until the restrictions of lockdown in March 2020, the Mudlarking project had begun to connect with local groups and individuals, and had run two community events: a resident-led walk that introduced the artists to a wealth of local legends and personal stories in the area, and Paam's Leap Day Social! at Gas Green Community Centre with a whole host of creative activities to engage in, including Paam's Nail Bar, bat-box construction, screen-printing tote bags, badge-making, slipper-making and much more.
Paam have had to adjust the Mudlarking project to take account of the restrictions imposed in response to Covid-19, and are now producing a community newspaper to celebrate and share the interests and creativity of people living, working and studying in St Peter's and St Paul's.
The Autumn issue of Mudlarking is out now, and you can read it online here:
Two further issues are planned: Winter and Spring, and we will need your ideas and contributions.
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