During the period that St. Mary Mags is closed for the conservation and building works, we will be busy running a number of exciting projects working with the community. Many of these projects will include participants creating tiles, textiles, film, audio and artworks that will become permanent features of the new building.
For further information or to register interest in taking part contact Lucy Foster on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 3735 5175.
A 6-week project for those living locally to St. Mary Mag’s Church to work with artist Linda Florence to create their own beautiful tiles for the new building. See your work up on the walls once St. Mary Mag’s re-opens in Summer 2018. You can download the tile making project flyer here
All will be welcome to an Open Day at the church on 4th November, where there will be the chance to make your own tile.
Area Change Mapping Project
Maria Amidu will work with a group of Year 8 students at Westminster Academy to research the physical changes in the local area over the past 200 years. The class will then explore how this change can be represented in map form. The final design will be manufactured for permanent display in the foyer of the new building.
Oral History Project
An Oral Historian will work with a team of volunteers to interview a diverse range of people representing Paddington’s Living Heritage. These interviews will form the first ever archive of oral histories documenting life in North Paddington.
A group of local women will work with an experienced textile artist to explore different techniques, traditional and contemporary. As part of the project they will produce new textiles for both the church and new building. A partnership with Westminster Adult Education Service.
Film Project with Young People
A group of young people, working with a film maker, will explore historical archive footage and photography of the area and, inspired by this research, create their own films and photographs.
St. Mary Mags School Projects
During the works period we will be working with St. Mary Mag’s School on a number of projects, including tile making, a performance inspired by local oral histories, and a student design group and architecture challenge.