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 DIY creativity in the area in February 2020.
Until the restrictions of lockdown in March 2020, Paam had run two community events: a resident-led walk that introduced the artists to local legends and personal histories, and Paam's Leap Day Social at Gas Green Community Centre, that provided a whole host of creative activities to engage in including Paam's Nail Bar, DIY bat-boxes, screen-printing, badge-making, slipper-making, and much more!
Paam adjusted their project to take account of Covid-19 and invited people living, working and studying in St Peter's and St Paul's to send them articles and stories for the first three editions of the Mudlarking community newspaper, to celebrate the incredible variety of interests and creativity in the area.
The latest edition of the newspaper Spring 2021 is now published - it can be picked up from St Paul's Fish Bar, and Big Local FareShare sessions at Gas Green Community Centre and the Big Local Stadium. There will also be copies available at the Friends of Elmfield Plant Swap and litter pick on Saturday 10 April, 10 am-12 noon at Elmfield Park. Or arrange delivery by emailing (previous editions may also be available).
The newspaper can also be viewed here along with previous editions. We are always looking for articles and stories, games, photographs, illustrations, songs, poems, knitting patterns, recipes, etc. for future editions, so please get in touch if you'd like to have a go!