Tomorrow Towers: Part Two

July 17, 2014

Tomorrow Towers: Part Two is a series of workshops in printing, drawing, model-making and live architecture. On 26th July Karoline Rerrie will be running hands-on screen printing workshops. There will also be opportunities to climb the folly tower.

Tomorrow Towers

June 15, 2014

What do you think Perrott’s Folly will be in the Future?    Join us on the 28th of June to share your ideas through Print, Drawing and Live Architecture.

We will be constructing an 8ft abstract tower in the Folly’s Courtyard for you to add your ideas and see how it evolves across the day.

If you can’t make it on the day, we’d love to hear your thoughts on our Forum!

Re-Futured Towers: Live Project

February 18, 2014

We are very excited to announce that we will be running a Live Architecture Project to coincide with Love Architecture Festival in June:

http://www.lovearchitecture.org/

Dan Bagnall, an architecture graduate from Birmingham School of Architecture will be leading the project which considers future- and alternative uses of the Folly in three dimensions.  A tower-like construction will be built in the folly courtyard for the event and we will be inviting you to add your thoughts and ideas to the structure.  More details to follow.

We are launching a ‘Tower Tuesday’s’ post to coincide with the event, which will look at unusual towers and follies from history which challenge established methods of construction and typologies.  Please e-mail info@follyproject.org with your suggestions!

 

 

 

Feature: Birmingham’s hidden Spaces

December 26, 2013

We were lucky enough to be approached by Associated Architects earlier in the year to feature in their article: Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces.  Today the article went live:

http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/lifestyle/birminghams-hidden-spaces-perrotts-folly-6443429

Ravenhurst Cottages,which forms part of Trident Reach’s portfolio of young people’s services, also features.

http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/all-about/birmingham

A further installment will be published next week in the Birmingham Post.

Our thanks go to Jack Tasker from Associated Architects for his brilliant writing.

Sound Bites

December 14, 2013

We’ve had a busy few weeks behind the scenes at the Folly, putting all our plans for the coming year into motion.

Simon and Duncan are no exception and have been composing works using sound collected on the drawing day.

We will be having an open day early next year in which their work will be premiered in addition to live composition in sound and light.

In the mean time, we’ve selected three of our favourite sound bites for your ears: