A huge thanks to everyone who attended our second Quarrylab forum event on Monday evening, and for helping to make the event a big success. The weather man kept us guessing right to the end – but we managed to fit everything in without getting (too) wet!

Special thanks to Dr Lisa Mooney our chair and principal advisor; to our partners John Ludden from BGS, Skinder from NAE; to Mark from University of Nottingham and to Harminder, academic in residence at NAE; to Valentine for her really enlightening talk about the importance of land to the Maasai; and to our Quarry artists Sardul, whose work with Roy was on display, and Ben Harriot our most recent visitor to Quarry, who talked about his work and plans for future projects.

Many thanks also to Ian and Ade for their excellent performance of ‘Two Men; to Josh Osoro for his beautiful rendition of ‘Rufford Park Poachers’; to the hugely talented singer songwriter Andy Hollis who performed two of his own compositions; and to Gambian guitarist Ibrahim who finished the evening off with his unique blend of Ska, Reggae and traditional African music. A great night!



Roy Pickering