At a part of St Wherburgs, called Boiling Wells, there is a yard behind a big green metal door. On Saturday night, a community horticulture project called Purple Patch, (they’ve got a Facebook page called PURPLEPATCHBRISTOL) put on an event in a little venue within that yard. There was live Music
and a bar,
which was full of all sorts of interesting bits and pieces. From a Buddha statue to a miniature rayburn, or stove of some sort. I gather the place used to be a reclaimation yard. Out in the yard itself, are really old disused bandsaw caught my eye.
One Irish Gentleman named Allen wore a Grey Russian Army jacket with poppies and a cat appliquéd onto the back. It looked good.
Some people spotted that I was sketching things and we played a game, while I drew them, they drew me.
Alba’s portrait of me.
Nani’s drawing of me. (I think I Look like a Russian)
Charlie’s drawing of me.
The cutest picture of the night though is definitely the one of a little girl in a padded all in one on a scooter.
We didn’t stay late, but had a lovely time while we were there. I’ll definitely be checking out Purple Patch some more. I heard Mary, who is one of the creators of the project, enthusiasticly explaining some of the principles of bio dynamic farming and when I looked at their card I can see they are running an edible plant nursery, an organic market garden and workshops courses and events. All seems good to me.