About three months ago, artist Pip Woolf saw the Building Design write up of the Paper Project and asked if it could form part of a piece of work called ‘Bridging Views of Llangynidr’, in which local people were asked to contribute views of Llangynidr through art, prose and images. These were fixed to a paper arch built by people from the village over the weekend, with the act of constructing the structure giving rise to conversations and discussions throughout the day.

I met some entertainig, interesting and generally wonderful people and thoroughly enjoyed contributing to what was a really exciting weekend. It was great to teach people about the details of the construction process, only to have them pass on those skills to someone else a few minutes later.

A few people seemed inspired to run a similar project in their schools or with other groups, and I’d encourage those people to get in touch if they have any further questions (see the contact tab above) – and to E-mail any photos from events!

The finished structure