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Jaywick Begins

While Karen was watching her weather tollerant NGS visitors wander round a wet Lawson Park garden at the weekend :-(  I was getting sunburn with the crew in Jaywick, filming the summer fair and finally beginning what felt like making the film rather than research ...

I'm not sure quite what made the shift for me (could have been the pumped feeling caused by lack of sleep and mountains of technical last minute preparation that I now have come to only associate with making films!) but I'd like to think it was being back with our crew from the last two films - Production Manager Lisa - James, DOP - John Podpadec, Sound - Paul Baker, and (of course) Tim Olden. This weekend we even had an extra pair of hands with a runner (luxury indeed) James Gilpin one of my recent graduates from the Royal College of Art.

The chaos of the summer fair kept us all on our toes ... and we even managed to try out some nice shots either side of the main event on our new DSLR (largely the cause of my pre-production lack of sleep!).

It feels good to be making another film and we even have a new webpage & Blog to celebrate. The picture is John and I - the clapper board is sadly not just for effect, in the world of the DSLR synch sound is a distant memory.

Come to my garden on Sunday

A quick plug for my third National Garden Scheme charity garden opening at the garden I've created surrounding the Grizedale Arts HQ.

Lawson Park, East of Lake, Coniston LA21 8AD. Info T 015394 41050 - Parking at Machell's Coppice carpark on East of Lake road (follow signs for Brantwood) then free shuttle minibus up to us.

We open 2pm - 6pm this Sunday, July 18th. Tickets on gate £3.50, kids free.

Magnificent teas and plants for sale too.

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Talking, this weekend in Glasgow

'This Land is Your Land' is the title of a free weekend of talks, performance, films etc at the CCA in central Glasgow.

I'll be talking on Saturday July 10th at around 3.30pm, on our garden project What Will the Harvest Be? - so I hope you can make it....