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, starting 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-box construction, screen-printing, badge-making, slipper-making and much more!
Paam have had to adjust their project to take account of Covid-19 and have invited people living, working and studying in St Peter's and St Paul's to send them articles and stories for three editions of the Mudlarking community newspaper, that celebrates the incredible variety of interests and creativity in the area.
The Autumn 2020 edition of the newspaper was published in September and can be seen here:
The Winter 2020 issue of Mudlarking was published in December. Printed copies are still available from Saracens football matches, St Paul’s Fish Bar, Gas Green Community Centre & at the Big Local Stadium Fare Shares sessions or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read it here:
We are currently planning the Spring 2021 edition and need your ideas and contributions!
Send us an article, story, game, photograph, illustration, song, poem, knitting pattern, recipe, etc. to email@example.com The deadline is SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2021.
We also have a Mudlarking facebook group to share ideas.
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