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Mudlarking Community Newspaper

The Mudlarking Community Newspaper grew out of a project with artist-collective Paam (Helen Clifford, Gail Howard and Clare Charles) who were commissioned by We Create as artists-in-residence in St Peter’s and St Paul’s in January 2020. Paam adjusted their project to take account of the pandemic and invited people living, working and studying in St Peter's and St Paul's to send them articles and stories for the first editions of the Mudlarking community newspaper, to highlight the incredible variety of interests, creativity and local history to be found in the area.

Paam created 3 beautiful editions of Mudlarking, and their success meant that We Create could begin producing the newspaper under our own steam. We produced 3 more editions up to Spring 2022, joined by locally-based guest editors for each issue who focused on a particular area of creative activity. And we were thrilled to work with talented local illustrators Suzanne Barrett, Melanie Steele and Amanda Steer to maintain the artistic brilliance the newspaper is known for. The paper will continue to be produced in special editions as part of our future projects, so keep a look out!

Printed newspapers 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, and at Friends of Elmfield events. Or we can arrange special delivery by emailing (previous editions may also be available).


























































































This project was produced in partnership with MEANTIME and funded by Arts Council England, University of Gloucestershire, and the National Lottery Community Fund, and Cheltenham Community Pride.

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