Between the Lines

Between the Lines

About the "Between the Lines" blog

Our latest exhibition "Between the Lines" reflects our response to the commemoration of the 1914-18 conflict.

This blog will focus on stories behind the work by the E.A.S.T artists as well as looking at other artistic and cultural commemorations around the UK that relate to WWI.

Open in Cirencester

Artistic and cultural eventsPosted by Janette Sat, March 21, 2015 10:24:31
"Between the Lines" is now on display at the Corinium Museum in Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX. The museum is open 10 am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and between 2 and 4pm on Sundays. The exhibition will be on display there until 19 April 2015.

Susan and I will be there on Monday so photos will follow.

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One more week in Braintree

Artistic and cultural eventsPosted by Janette Sat, March 07, 2015 18:48:41
"Between the Lines" at Braintree is open for just one more week at Braintree District Museum - take down will be from 2pm next Saturday, 14 March 2015.

From 21 March to 19 April 2015 the exhibition will be moving to the Corinium Museum, Cirencester in Gloucestershire.




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Workbooks

Artistic and cultural eventsPosted by Janette Sun, March 01, 2015 17:11:48
Many visitors to the BETWEEN THE LINES exhibition at Braintree Museum have commented on how much they have enjoyed looking at the workbooks.

We know ourselves how useful, and enjoyable it is to see how artists developed their ideas. Here are a few snippets of some of the pages on display, with pages by Ellen Devall (top left), Tricia (top right), Liz (bottom left) and June (bottom right).

The exhibition continues until Saturday, 14th March 2015 - the exhibition will be taken down at 2pm on that day so don't leave your visit until the last minute.



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Exhibition open at Braintree

Artistic and cultural eventsPosted by Janette Sat, January 10, 2015 19:04:55
As part of the Between the Lines exhibition, now open at Braintree District Museum, Braintree in Essex, we have a little bit of Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Blood.



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Dazzle Ship in London

Artistic and cultural eventsPosted by Janette Thu, January 01, 2015 21:16:24
As part of the WW1 commemoration, two ships have been painted as "Dazzle Ships" - a way of camouflaging the boats so they were difficult to attack by submarines. One of the ships is in London - HMS President along the Embankment. Just before New Year, I managed to catch a glimpse, albeit it rather late for photographing. The second ship is in Liverpool (which I am unlikely to get to). I am not sure how much longer they will be painted like this - the website information just says until 2015.

For more information - http://www.1418now.org.uk/commissions/dazzle-ships/




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Poppies

MiscellaneousPosted by Susan Sat, December 20, 2014 16:19:15

Last Sunday my poppy from Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red arrived. It came in a special box with a certificate of authenticity and a booklet Your piece of history.

The booklet highlights Paul Cummins, the ceramic artist who had the idea, the men and women from Derby, Stoke-on-Trent and Aylesbury who made the poppies, Tom Piper, the theatre designer who created the instillation in the moat and some significant dates from 17th July when the first poppy was planted by the longest serving Yeoman Warder to Armistice Day.

The booklet also contains information about the six charities which shared the proceeds from the sale on the poppies.

The Confederation of Service Charities, www.cobseo.org.uk

Combat Stress www.combatstress.org.uk

Coming Home www.coming-home.org.uk the charity which provides specially adapted houses for seriously injured service men and women.

Help for Heroes www.helpforheroes.org,uk

The British Legion www.britishlegion.org.uk

SSAFA, formerly the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association www.ssafa.org.uk which provides care and support for Veterans and their families throughout the UK.



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A very famous bear

MiscellaneousPosted by Janette Sat, December 13, 2014 10:17:31

Paddington is everywhere at present, including this chap outside the National Gallery and part of a Paddington Trail of bears around London. Although this bear has a link to WWII, it is another famous bear this post is actually about, who does have a connection with WW1.

That other bear is Winnie the Pooh, whose story I learnt of recently. It started with a real bear cub, purchased by Canadian Soldier (Lt Harry Colebourn) when his unit were travelling to Europe during WW1. The cub became the brigade mascot but when they were posted to France he was left at London Zoo. Here he became the star attraction for one particular boy, who also named his own teddy bear Winnie. This boy was the son of author AA Milne, and his name was Christopher Robin. Winnie (the real bear) lived at the zoo until 1934.

The story of Winnie and his friends were not published until the 1920s but toy bears were popular as mascots (good luck charms or just a reminder of home) during WW1 and one of the reason why I added my own bear to my work for "Between the Lines". He too has his own story - he was actually started many years ago when a friend at work whose hobby was making teddy bears encouraged me to make a couple of bears. Sadly she died and the bear never got finished until this year - so he too holds a mixture of happy and sad memories.




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Between the Lines at Harrogate

MiscellaneousPosted by Janette Thu, November 20, 2014 09:24:59
Our WW1 themed exhibition, "Between the Lines" opens again today at the Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate, Yorkshire.

Pictures to follow on our main EAST blog page.

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