Grow, nature

Grow Together

I’m a huge fan of community allotments. I’ve long loved the Transition Loughborough allotment, and have enjoyed lots of delicious produce as a result. I have recently discovered the joys of Fearon Hall’s allotment. While the space is modest, it’s packed with beautiful flowers. There are herb bushes – ideal for the zero waste cafe […]

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Art, Gift, Make, Storytelling

Review: Art Matters

I heard about Art Matters long before it came out, and was eagerly anticipating it from that point. I love Neil Gaiman’s words and Chris Riddell’s illustrations: combining the two seemed a recipe for wonder. When the book finally appeared through my letterbox (for a very reasonable £9.99, given it was a signed hardback first […]

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Art, Gift, nature, Storytelling

The Lost Words Adventure

The Lost Words came out earlier this year, with the aim of spreading nature magic after words including acorn, conker and heron were removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, as they were falling from modern use. Jackie Morris and Robert McFarlane decided to do something about this, and help children see the magic of nature that […]

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Art, Eat, Gift, Grow, Make, nature

Upcycle Your Life: Seasonal Celebrations

Fearon Hall is celebrating the seasons with a host of sustainability events to help you through the darker nights. After nine successful Upcycle Your Life events, things are growing. New organisations are coming on board every month, to help share how you can save money and love Loughborough (and the planet) at the same time. […]

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Art

Preview: Divine Proportions

I first heard about Divine Proportions a few months ago, after following producers/art collective Shotgun Carousel on Twitter. I was a huge fan of their work at Latitude Festival a few years ago and have kept a keen eye on their subsequent activities. As it’s Folklore Thursday, it seemed only apt to mention Divine Proportions as it […]

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Art, Eat, Gift, Grow, Make, nature

Upcycle Your Life: Autumn Preparations

Find out how to make the most of autumn, with seasonal produce, upcycling fun and nature crafting at Fearon Hall, Loughborough on Saturday 22nd September. Sample some of the delights you can find for free this autumn. Discover where you can get food for free locally, whether you’re an individual or a charitable group. If you can […]

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Art, Make

Stop Heritage Crafts Dying Out

The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) has announced a six-month research project that will provide a major update and expansion of its ground-breaking Red List of Endangered Crafts, first published in 2016. Founded in 2009 by a small group of makers and those interested in craft, the Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is the advocacy body for traditional […]

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