Bridget Kennedy has just started her one-month ENTWINED residency at Bellingham Heritage Centre. Bridget is interested in the shaping and history of land through geology, weather and human endeavour and how these relationships are reflected in the tools and technologies used in rural locations. She creates work which is site or circumstance specific, often making objects which combine craft-based, hand making methods with more traditional Fine Art techniques. Previous work has involved making small portable looms, weaving with them outdoors and incorporating materials found at a particular site into the weaving. We look forward to seeing how Bridget will respond to the Heritage Centre’s vast collections and extensive knowledge of its volunteer staff to inform and inspire her work.
Save the date: Bridget Kennedy will be showing works in progress at an open studio event on Saturday 17th July at Bellingham Heritage Centre.
Wednesday 26th May 2021 saw a long Covid delayed visit of Kenny and Gerry Durking from Glasgow. Their grandfather, Daniel Durkinn, was a stationmaster at Falstone (and elsewhere) and he moved from the village in 1934. As a mark of recognition of his services at Falstone the villagers presented Mr Durkin with a clock which Kenny and Gerry have now kindly donated to the Heritage Centre.
At the AGM on 25th May 2021 at Bellingham Town Hall the entire committee were re-elected. In addition there is one co-option which did not arrive in time for election. The committe now comprises:
- Steve Gibbon - Chairman, Trustee, Secretary, Membership Secretary and Newsletter Editor
- Wesley Turnbull - Vice-Chairman, Maintenance, Trustee
- Katrine Anderson - Treasurer
- Stan Owen - Trustee, Historian, Seasonal Exhibitions
- Terry Bragg- Committee Member, Trustee
- NIcola Bell - Committee Member, Sector Advisor, Visitor Surveys
- Clare Mackey - Committee Member, Shop Manager, Volunteer Co-ordinator
- Tony Brotherton - co-opted Committee Member, special projects