Crossing Bridges is a Heritage Lottery Funded project run by NAF. Come & see the history of Kings Norton come to life! We have captured your stories. We will showcase them through art by the 5 bridges that go over the stream in the park.
These bridges will be incorporated into a brand new Kings Norton arts trail. Both physical and digital, and will also include Kings Norton Skate Park, Library and more!
We have worked with Year 6’s from Fairway Primary Academy, our own Home Education group, Friends Of Kings Norton Park, and met with local residents at Kings Norton Farmers Market and Hawkseley Community Centre.
The Arts Trail launches on 4th August 2018! Here’s a sneak preview of what you might see!
14th October 2017 – First Time at Kings Norton Farmers Market
Our first public step in the project, we went to Kings Norton Farmers Market, had chats with local residents about their stories of growing up in Kings Norton, and recorded their personal memories! We also asked what kind of art locals would want to see around the park. We now go to the Farmers Market every month.
1st December 2017 – Interviews with Friends Of Kings Norton Park
Our home education group braved the cold weather, and went around Kings Norton Park with the Friends Of Kings Norton Park and did tree surveying, finding out how old trees were and if they were in good shape! Then after we went to St Nicolas Place and had some well deserved tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cake! The Home Education Group, with audio recorders, spoke to Lynne and Liz about their experience of Kings Norton, and working so much with the park.
16th December 2017 – A Christmas Reminisce
We went into Hawkseley Community Centre, with pay as you feel food, activities, games, workshops and more. We spoke to local residents, finding out their stories of Kings Norton park, with drawing, creative writing workshops and more.
7th February 2018 – Hawkseley NAFCaf Launch
12th February 2018 – Poetry Workshop with Year 6 Class at Fairway Primary Academy
We went into a year 6 class in Fairway Primary Academy, for an all day poetry extravaganza. The class designed their own bridges, and wrote poems based on something they love about Kings Norton. The poems will then be performed by the class to Fairway Seniors
20th February 2018 – 24th February 2018 – Half Term Workshops in Kings Norton Park and Kings Norton Library.
Throughout half term, we also did lots activities in Kings Norton park and Kings Norton Library. Including sport, creative writing and crafts, as well as a Kings Norton history quiz!
9th April 2018 – First edition of the Crossing Bridges NAFZine!
July 2018 – Getting close now!