Some of Ruk’s mobiles made out of plastic bags. These look well inside where the light shines on them or can be used most effectively to scare off the birds outside.
They are made by cutting plastic bags into long strips (cutting round and round, as when peeling an orange) and then simply tying to something that can be used to hang it by. The third photo has the strips attached to a small square of crochet made out of the same strips of plastic.
We took a trip on a narrow boat from Brentford to Hanwell flight and came across people examining what can happen to someone who falls into the lock.
Paul started up his own gardening business and took on a project to produce gardens in skips on a small piece piece of derelict land between St Pancras and Kings Cross station. Ruk was assigned to make a mobile to fly on the site made from plastic bags and a bamboo stick. Many educational school parties come to visit. This site will eventually disappear when the land is developed.
Boston Manor Park
Thames 21 regularly hold clean up days along the Thames foreshore.
This spectacular sequence of photos shows the mammoth amount of effort volunteers put in, as well as the organising team, to clear up the phenomenal amount of rubbish.
To find out dates of further clean ups visit Thames21
The Brentford May Fayre took place on St Paul’s Recreation Ground.
It was a lovely sunny day wtih people meandering about the park, getting their faces painted, eating, drinking and talking to neighbours.