Monthly Archives: May 2013

We’ve got the bug..

..and here is is!  Malcolm has a fridge full of his these, and they stay there for months.   Here is a sample from a water butt at the allotment, I’m practising getting them onto a spoon and under the microscope. … Continue reading

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Excitement is mounting for Tracy & Hobbs, you can see why!  

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Water Folk – The Secrets of Nature

Our project was named after a lovely Secrets of Nature film from 1931 called Water Folk. It’s included in the very comprehensive Pathe archive, and you can see the whole film there, as well as others made by Percy Smith.

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Our research trip up the Lee Valley

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Water Folk get dipping!

Project artists/animator Elizabeth Hobbs and Emily Tracy were joined by Professor Malcolm Burrows, Sound Artist Tim Olden, Fiona Fieber from Education at Space Studios, Laura Harford and Anna Ramsey from Up Projects for our first dip of the project. Despite … Continue reading

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Dip 1

Here are some photos of our first dip with Malcolm last September, on a chilly rainy day.  We were testing the water in the Regent’s Canal, and secretly wondering if there was anything in there at all.  We found a … Continue reading

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A Monster Soup commonly called Thames Water

This wonderful coloured etching is by William Heath, from 1828, and it’s in the Wellcome Collection Library. This was one of the images that started us off on our Water Folk trail.  We both like the idea of something tiny … Continue reading

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Water Folk

In April 2013, we were really pleased to have been awarded funding from the Arts Council Grants for the Arts scheme for our new project Water Folk.  We have been commissioned by Floating Cinema to engage three community groups in a participatory … Continue reading

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