Turning the Tide

Event Details

Turning the Tide at Earnse Bay Sunday March 24 12-5pm.

It celebrates the finale of our papermaking tour around charities, youth groups, Barrow based events etc. We have been making environmentally friendly paper (with no chemicals, no bleach, low carbon footprint, biodegradable etc). We have visited: Newbarns, St Georges Schools, DropZone Ed group and Youth groups, YouthAbility, StitchAbility, Barrow Deaf Club, Furness Multicultural  Forum, Age UK Art Group, W Comm Matters, Carers Support Furness (young carers), Barrow Police Cadets, Barrow 33rd Girlguiding group (Walney Island), Dalton Girl Guiding. We also attended two Barriw Bid events in the town centre.  We will be visiting Walney guides, Cambridge St School, and maybe more.

Ann Grant (aka Ann the poet) is going to visit 4 groups.

The project:

Was developed from Barrow’s papermaking history and heritage with Salthouse Mills, Bowaters now Kimberley Clarke. So we wanted to teach people how to make paper but not use precious natural resources. We received funding from lots of generous folk like Tge Roseland Trust, BAE, BarrowFull, Heritage Lottery and WAF. A big chunk of funding was spent buying kits that were left with 15 groups so they can carry on making paper and showing others.

The idea is to keep a positive view of environmental issues so the second part of the project is writing happy, funny, moving memories of being by the sea/lakes/water. Then at the Earnse bay finale people can put their paper in the sea and let dissolve and the memories pass into the water. We have Ann the Poet joining us and running 4 workshops before and a workshop at the event. We have Age UK choir, Sing and Sign Choir, BoomDang, Ann the Poet