Tomorrow Towers_ Final Workshop

September 2, 2014

Thank you to all those who have attended our Workshops at the Folly over the Summer.  We hope you have enjoyed them!

 

We have our last session this Saturday (6th Sept) with the extraordinarily talented Alexis Soul-Gray.  She will be running an experimental drawing workshop in the Folly Grounds.  You will be able to see inside this remarkable building and its incredible views.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Work produced across the course of the project will be part of an exhibition. For your chance to be a part of the exhibition and curator team, please email Lizzy at info@follyproject.org.

There are also lots of volunteering opportunities including grounds maintenance and design.  If this is something that is of interest to you, your colleague’s or friends, please visit www.follyproject.org.uk to find out more.

Many thanks,

The Folly Team


*Due to the age of the building there is only access via a steep spiral  staircase an appropriate footwear must be worn.  If you have any access queries, please contact info@follyproject.org.

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.