Lanterns and fountains

There’s suddenly a real sense of urgency – it’s not long now before the exhibition opens. I’m working on making the four lanterns (above) for the Fountain Room. Shamshad is collating all the written work that has been produced during the various workshops in Haslingden – in English, Urdu and Bengali; Habiba is working on the five-panel mehndi (henna) artwork, and Arry is completing the transcriptions of our recent interviews with older members of the local South Asian community. 

Phil is continuing with his work on the fountain itself. The tiles have arrived and the long  (and enjoyable, he says) process of tiling has begun. Meanwhile final proof-reading is taking place and the posters, banners and various advertising of the event will be beginning to go out over the next week. Look out for it!