Visit to Churchill Forge!

Last week we visited Churchill Forge, near Kidderminster, with Andy McKeown to video and record the amazing sounds of the waterwheels and machines there.

Andy sound recording

Churchill Forge water mill was one of the last working water powered forge mills in Britain, producing metal tools such as spades, shovels and ladles until the early 1970s.

Churchill Forge 01It was very interesting to compare the machinery and sounds to Forge Mill!

Churchill pulleysWe also really enjoyed the display of some of the beautiful print stamps they used for their catalogues. We will be using the new footage in the next Scour video installation event on Nov 16th.

Churchill stampsMany thanks to Bryony for her warm welcome and showing us around the forge.

Check out Churchill Forge’s website:

Five Tunnels grass cut map of the River Arrow III – Open Days!

On Saturday 10th August the public have the opportunity to come and see the grass cut and talk to us about the project.

We are very lucky that between 2-4pm we will be joined by drone operator, John James. John will be offering visitors a “drone’s eye” view of the area, an exciting chance to see what the grass looks like from above.

Liz and Keith will also be on site working and available to talk to the public on Saturday 3rd August.

Grass cut open day flyer

Five Tunnels grass cut map of the River Arrow II

SCOUR 04emailWe have been creating a map of the River Arrow in the grass at the Five Tunnels site in the Arrow Valley Park and are happy to announce that the first stage is complete!

The grass will continue to grow and be cut back until August 2019, reflecting the changing water levels across the landscape over time.

To learn more, come on down to the site on 3rd August, 2pm to 4pm! All welcome.

Read our previous post about the map here.

Watch the video of the creation of the map here