Sunday, 6 July 2008

Typical British Summer!!

Yes, we have a windmill in Nottingham, Green’s Windmill is a restored and working 19th century tower windmill. It was owned and operated in the 19th century by the mathematical physicist George Green. It is fully working and you can go inside to see the grinding process and buy the flour.
Today it was the focal point for picnic in the park and the start of the Sneinton Artists Art Trail which saw artist opening their doors to exhibit there work. I had a great time looking at artwork, photos, listening to sound installations in a garden shed and watching student videos along with work by textile artists and potters. Check out the Sneinton Artist site here.

This banner was made by the children of Iona School, with the help of textile artist Jane Marrows.

Unfortunately the live music in the courtyard at the windmill was interrupted by our very british weather.

Unique World prove that the only thing to do is enjoy it.


Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Not like our summer here at all! So hot and humid, we don't go outside for months.

The artist trail sounds so interesting. I'd love to do something like that.

Janys said...

Doesn't happen only in UK! Our local Arts' Festival 2 years ago was almost rained out and saw the street artists dashing for local boat stops and shop awnings!