The Reindeer, Magpie and the Ox.

A cartoon style 'Reindeer' head in purple, orange and green with words printed on it.

I recently facilitated a ‘Reindeer’ sculpture piece with kids from Park Grove School (where my kids also go).  This was done over a few sessions getting the kids to paint the and assemble parts of the reindeer, printing a word on each in response to the question ‘what do you hope for the future?’.  The kids gave some excellent responses, which I then later audio recorded with the kids voices and attached to a speaker and a button on the reindeer.  When you press this it randomly plays one of the words read by the kids. The piece is now on the wall in the school.

 As you maybe aware the ‘Reindeer’, ‘Magpie’ and ‘Ox’ were previous pubs in The Groves area which were mentioned by interviewees in a recent ‘consultation / oral history’ report commissioned by the council as part of the regeneration project’.   My plan is to create further pieces of a Magpie and an Ox with others in the Groves. And maybe from this and work up an Aesops fable style story based on the ‘Reindeer’, ‘Magpie’ and ‘Ox’, possibly creating a puppet based community performance piece.



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