Artistic re-cycling: ScrapMap

Do you have an artistic side?
Are you into re-cycling?
How about trying an Arboretum ScrapMap

CCAG will be accepting photographs from individuals, groups (schools, brownies, art groups, boating groups, etc.) of a map of the Arboretum in Worcester made entirely of re-cycled material.

Please only take part safely and with safe materials – ideally with advice from an adult, supervisor, artist.

Entries will be judged by the CCAG Committee and we will visit you with a view to seeing it in person, chatting to the artist/group then the interview and pictures posted on this website, Facebook, Twitter and in the local press.

Deadline for the submissions is Saturday 13th April 2019 at 12:00am

Please submit photograph(s) or video of your entry here (email address and group name required)

Worcester canal by Lower Chestnut Street.

Photo: Ian Mackey. The canal side by Lower Chestnut Street and Lansdowne Park

The canal takes a gentle turn by the end of Lower Chestnut Street, to follow what was the valley base. As it does so here, it crosses the old droveway (just the other side of the orange brick tiles following Lower Chestnut Street).

Just beyond – where the tree and nature reserve are on the left, is Hangman’s Acre that was cut by the canal’s construction. You will see from an aerial shot that the houses along Lowell Street are parallel to those on Washington and East Street. Lowell Street was the edge of the ‘acre’ which may explain why the houses along there are numbered sequentially on the North East side of the street …it didn’t exist when the Ice Skating Rink was on the other side of the street.

Keep Worcester Weird and Wonderful!

This is not a campaign …it’s a fact of Worcester life that the fun and silliness of the residents of the Arboretum and Chestnut community is to be admired – because you’re not going to stop it 🙂

Keep Worcester Weird and Wonderful is a Facebook group for just some of the things about Worcester that make you smile daily.

Even the gulls are helping tidy up
c/o Canal and River Trust along the Worcester-Birmingham canal
"Mad Pierre" reviving a skier that landed in the hedge of the Chestnut Inn
Skier revived by Chestnut Inn landlord after crashing into his hedge

Archaeologist’s drying area

Canalside festival …get involved?

Yup the Worcester Canalside Festival is not that far off now – Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June 2019 – so, closer than you think and with all there is to be arranged and do we would really appreciate some volunteers to help before, during and after this weekend event to help it go as well, or better, than the 2015 festival.

Profits go to two local charities; ASPIE‘s and the Worcester Foodbank

We are still identifying jobs that we need help with so if you would like to volunteer to help please go to the CCAG volunteer registration page and chose a role.

Alternatively you can complete this form and we will get back to you (assigning your name to a role on the volunteer registration page).

Thank you …