Recrafting Farnham

Have you seen the article on page 2 of this week’s Farnham Herald? It’s about Recrafting Farnham, the initiative organised by the RIBA in the Maltings on Saturday 30 January.

Everyone is invited to come to the Barley Room any time from 10am to 4pm to write down and draw their own ideas for the future of Farnham. Local architects will be there to help – and to show their own revisualisations for Farnham.

If you’ve ever looked at a building or area of Farnham and thought ‘If only …’ then we need you at Recrafting Farnham!

Representatives from the local Councils are keen to attend and learn what individuals in the community want for the town. The local architects will recraft the results of the day to produce a synthesis of the thoughts and ideas. Then, on the evening of 18 April at the Maltings, there will be a chance to talk through the findings and to hear about the latest research into the future housing needs of current 18-34 year-olds, with Robert Adam of ADAM Architecture.

As Recrafting Farnham’s originator Laith Anayi says in the Herald article: ‘The Local Plan and Farnham Town Council’s Neighbourhood Plan mean that now is the time to instigate a healthy, proactive discussion on how we as a community can organically grow Farnham.

 ‘How do you want our communities to evolve over the next 30 years? Polar opposite views are allowing this discourse to stagnate: it is far too important for it to be left to others, whose agenda may not include design at all.’

 So – please put both 30 January and 18 April in your 2016 diary! We’re on Twitter @RecraftingF and have a Recrafting Farnham page on Facebook.

Best wishes

Jenny Peterson

Architectural Communities Coordinator

RIBA South/South East

T: +44 (0)750 146 6648/01892 515715

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Hey Clay! in pictures

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Hey Clay! event today and had a go at clay stomping and totem building.

It was brilliant to see so many people enjoying themselves….some touching clay for the very first time.  The variety of the results are outstanding….and children have such creative minds, we could all learn a thing or two from them.

Once the work is dried and fired, the totems will be created and will be on display in the Hop Garden at the front of the pottery….we wait with excitement for the finished works of art.

Thanks also to all the WSP and 318 Ceramics volunteers, you really helped make the event and it wouldn’t have happened with out you.  Hope you all enjoyed yourselves too.