SEEDS OF CHANGE

Seeds of Change is an environmental and heritage focused, on-going community project in the Lodge Lane, Liverpool 8 area, run by Tmesis Theatre.

THE OLD BATHS HERITAGE PROJECT

 

This project, supported by Heritage Lottery is to highlight the history of the Lodge Lane Public Baths and Wash House. We have worked with local community groups, schools artist Georgemma Hunt   and six amazing assistant artists to design a mural about the history of the site and ideas for the future of the green space where the baths once stood.

 

COMING SOON! SOUNDSCAPE OF STORIES & MEMORIES OF THE BATHS AND WASH HOUSE….

 

Opened in 1878, it served residents for over a hundred years until its eventual closure amid city cutbacks in 1990.The baths were not only somewhere to exercise, wash clothes or get clean – they were vital social hubs of their day, bringing the community together in various ways. The baths were demolished in 1996 and the site has stood empty for numerous years.

 

Georgemma is a Liverpool-based, freelance artist and architect in training, she specialises in illustration, murals and large canvas paintings. Her vibrant work is bold, graphic and honest, and provides an uplifting outlook on modern life, which people can engage with and make their own.

 

Over the years, Georgemma has gained a range of experience in designing and delivering large scale mural projects on a variety of surfaces, across the UK and beyond. Previous murals of hers can be found throughout Merseyside, from an internal piece at The Open Door Centre in Birkenhead to a series of roller shutters at Kitty’s Launderette in Anfield. She places great importance in arriving at a design that compliments its location and speaks to its audiences, and loves working collaboratively within communities to achieve this.

This is a picture of prams used to take washing to the Lodge Lane baths

The old front of the Lodge Lane swimming baths.

SEEDS OF CHANGE

Seeds of Change began life as a new recycled art community project in Liverpool 8, funded by Liverpool City Region Environment Fund.

 

We worked with local community groups and Liverpool based artist, Faith Bebbington to create a recycled art, tree sculpture, made from collected rubbish.

 

There is a huge issue with waste, dumping of items & rubbish in any and every available place. The tree is a symbol of growth/change, owned and created by the community, enabling a space for events/ projects and a legacy which encourages positive transformation.

 

The project culminated with a day of community activity and performance at the tree on Sunday 1st August 2021. We have been doing regular litter picks on the space and in the area, planting, putting bins in place and are now working on plans to improve the space further, If you would like to be involved in an action group to help make our space GREENER and CLEANER please contact elinor@tmesistheatre.com

Check out some images from our community workshops in Liverpool 8, artist Faith Bebbington and facilitator Emma Dyson make flowers for the tree from crisp packets and plastic bottles!