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 distancing measures to ensure everyone's safety. They are planning to produce a community newspaper celebrating everything creative about St Peter's and St Paul's. Please get in touch with Paam or We Create if you've an idea you'd like featured!
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