Being fat is a bit like being old – tell people you are and they will try to convince you otherwise. However, deny your fatness and the world will tell you to do something about it.
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Weald Handmade started with my own fruitless search for the perfect bag. A maker at heart, I decided that there was only one thing for it and set about to making my own. After being repeatedly asked by friends where they could lay their hands on one, Weald Handmade was born.
Waqar Choudhry suffers from Tinitus. Typically, when being affected by this in the night, he will listen to BBC world service until he falls asleep. One night there happened to be an interview on there about an innovative company in the Netherlands who were using waste coffee to grow these fantastic Oyster Mushrooms.
I’m Annie Menter and I got involved with Essex Cultural Diversity about three years ago. I was director of the WOMAD foundation which is the educational arm of the WOMAD festival and Lindsay Strange who also works with Indi came to me and asked if we could put some artists in for a project to raise the profile of the many many BAME artists that there are in and around Essex.
We meet Fanny von Beaverhausen, aka Ruth Hazel, and learn about riot grrl punk band T-Bitch. The band is about having fun, keeping things simple; we're politically and socially aware so also address important issues, but in our own special way!
Focal Point Gallery
Anke's Tea Room | Dungeons Cafe
Oaktree Market | Millie's Deli
Made @ 94 | Tesoro
Scott & Stapleton
Francesca Maffeo Gallery Squeeze | Leigh Community
entre | Leigh Library
Barlow & Fields | Atelier Gallery
Uptomen | Leigh Bagel Bar
Faux | Oasis | Dhurra
Store / LOS Doughnuts
Went to Market | Cake Bar (Leigh Book Shop)