Today at the stall

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Adding some text to the windows.. writing backwards is hard!

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Artist and all round fine fellow Edward came to visit, bringing coffee and good cheer. He entertained us with stories of his art adventures in Cleakheaton, and drew us lots of pictures for the wall.

A lady I recognised from my residency last year at Oastler Market, Jackie, passed by the stall. She came in for a sit down and a chat. Jackie is doing a course in photography and she told me and David about a photographic project she did recently at The New Beehive Inn, a historic Bradford pub, parts of which are still lit by gaslight. She is going to bring is some of her photographs and drawings to put on the wall

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Lovely to see Ann Marie again. She had time to make a quick collage before going off to do some shopping

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After the stall closed I popped up to BCB Radio (Bradford Community Radio) to record a chat with Uzma and Carl from The Catalyst Collective for their programme on austerity. We talked about some examples of ways people were responding to and resisting austerity in Bradford, and I talked about my hope that the Wur Bradford stall could be a space for that. Carl talked about the football team he runs with a group of Bradford based asylum seekers – I was really moved by some of the stories he told.

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As I was going for the bus, I bumped into Chris and Jan from the Caravan Gallery who are in Bradford for the month, with their exhibition at Impressions Gallery and their Bradford Pride of Place participatory project which is hosted by the lovely folks at Fuse Arts Space. Here’s Jan at Fuse where they are putting the exhibition up ready for the opening on Thursday. Glad to say there will be some Wur Bradford art there too!

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