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September 2015

Circular Quay | SydneyHarbour | Evening Rush Hour

With your eyes shut, Circular Quays is a cacophony of competing sounds. Trace these to their source and they relate to power, energy and transport. Add people and you soon realize how insignificant they are. An aborigine didgeridoo busker makes a forlorn and eerie plea against the orchestra of the high-tech city. Read more →


Simon Cherriman Australian Conservationist

As a leading practitioner in preserving ornithology, flora, fauna and the ecology in the outback, he is exceptionally well qualified. With a first class honours degree in environmental science and a master in film making, Simon has produced a range of media illustrating his import work. Read more →


Sunny The Parbold Festival Dragon Goes To Sleep

At the end of an exciting weekend, Sunny the Parbold dragon goes back to the hill for a sleep. Escorted by musicians blowing trumpets and a tube, Sunny is escorted to a barge on the canal for a great farewell. The Parbold Hill dragon brought many people together. Members of the public, their children, artists, writers, musicians, dancers, helpers and many volunteers helped to produce an exceptional festival. A summary of the this may be found at www.eddyjackson.co.uk/blog. For further information on Arts Development in the area contact: Art Development Service Chapel Gallery St. Helens Road Ormskirk Lancashire L39 4QR Good luck. Eddy Jackson www.communicationuk.uk Photography PR Video Marketing Read more →


Sarah Schofield Parbold Festival Author

The West Lancashire Borough Council’s Art Development Service showed inspired leadership in facilitating the 2015 Parbold Street Festival of Art and Music. Steve Morgan and Dave Reid’s Parbold Unlimited initiative delivered a superb exemplar of how the creative arts can positively engage with the community. Sarah Schofield, the Parbold Festival author explains how she worked with the artists Andy and Sharon Shaw, schools and adults to provide inspirational writing. Sarah’s video is part of a series on the www.eddyjackson.co.uk/blog showing the festival’s ethnography, processes and events. This may be useful for others. Read more →


Andy And Sharon Shaw Parbold Festival Artists

Andy and Sharon Shaw, artists, based in the Parbold windmill gallery, helped inspire the festival participants with their expert skills. The process involved the successful participation of an extended community. Festival art, dance, music and creative writing activities brought together a talented group of helpers. Workshops and rehearsals motivated and engaged many enthusiastic participants. The artists' video delivers the concept, ideas, process and the importance of the arts in creating vibrant communities. Read more →


Sunny - The Parbold Festival - Dragon Parade

As the hill shook and the tremors rocked the trees, the Parbold elders begrudgingly cussed another fracking earthquake. The wise apple blossom fairies knew the truth. Their secret fruit-eating dragon was stirring. It was hungry. The village children discovered Sunny in the orchards on their hill. With the help of artists, writers and musicians they held a great friendship party. Sunny, the friendly fruit eating dragon was the guest of honour at Parbold's Street Festival of Arts and Music. Helpers, volunteers, artists and musicians celebrated in the sun. It was a very successful day. The Parbold Festival is documented and recorded at www.eddyjackson.co.uk/blog This YouTube video is part of a wider collection of media highlighting successful arts and music projects in the community. Audio recordings, photography and video are used to report and show successful processes for positively engaging communities. This is an ongoing project. Eddy Jackson www.communicationuk.com Read more →


Parbold - Organising A Dynamic Street Festival

Parbold Unlimited, Steve Morgan and David Reid in partnership with the Parbold Community Association and West Lancashire Borough Council Arts Development Service organized a dynamic festival. They captured the imagination of many people and benefitted many contrasting businesses. Read more →


Parbold Street Festival Of Arts And Music

By saving the dragon, not only did Parbold Hill come alive, the explosion of colour and noise filled the crowded streets, cafes and pubs with people who were buzzing. Steve Morgan and David Reid, who live in the village, delivered a five star exemplar in how to deliver the concepts of social cohesion and arts in the community. Their ideas and endeavor with a talented team of artists brought new awakenings to West Lancashire. Read more →