I was lucky enough to be involved in a fantastic art project organized by the Tate Britain for one of their family days. I worked with a couple of schools in Newham and the community artists Davina Drummond and Daniel Lehan.

the choir!
Daniel and I in our arty hats!

SingUp asked me to help with the singing aspect of the project. Today 30 kids sang a fantastic medley of 8 songs they had chosen that went with 8 art works in room 9. Songs like ‘Man in the Mirror’, ‘Disturbia”Lean on Me’. It was a beautiful day and lots of parents came to watch them sing. The kids also had made kneelers and sewed on words and phrases from the songs.

some of the kneelers

room 9 tate britain

I wore a tie to show solidarity for the fact the kids had to wear their uniform and had an inward chuckle of the irony of Tate and Lyle who produce one of the most addictive  substances known to children is sponsoring the event.. Thanks to the spoonful of sugar!

So I was in the West End buying yet more skeins of Rowan colourscape and thought I’d have my lunch in the park behind John Lewis and wow! Elephants! I love elephants!

Use to go to Regents Park Zoo and cry with them.

The Late Great Jim Robson .

Then one day a tragic accident  – the elephant keeper Jim Robson died, when he tripped and was stepped on by one of the elephants. Jim had been the elephant keeper for many mnay years it was a really terrible shock for all the zoo workers, I remember going to the zoo the next day. Really sad.  After a 170 year tradition, the elephants were bused off to whipsnade….never to return.

Went on a coach once to Whipsnade to see how they were getting on..they had forgotten me already.another elephant

elephants

elephants
taking an elephant for a walk!

www.elephantfamily.org

are a charity trying to stop the disappearing beautiful asian elephant so we should all log on and help support this cause.

Also another excuse for you to watch our tribute to the mighty elephant.