Event ideas for micro.cosmm’s

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Below are some ideas of what we thought groups might organise/arrange – please do get back to us with other ideas (e.g. post comments). 

CategoryIdeaDescriptionEquipmentRisks
ExperimentalDesign a dykeExperimental archaeology: Get the local schools/colleges/clubs, etc. to design a dyke looking at the designs from the archaeological record.
Design a dyke that could be built at a local venue perhaps - even a model at a school
Pens, paper, modeling tools, etc.
ProjectChain ReactionA group of volunteers photograph themselves on the dyke from distances of 20m between people (the 1st at a fixed point).
Then turn around and photograph the person behind them
Digital camera's or smartphonesData Protection
Care to time it photos so the 'next' person you are photographing stays still until the shot is taken.
Ensure the (rough) distance is noted
ProjectPersonal HistorysKids (with chaparone if necessary) take recording devices and interview older local residents to see what they remember about living near the dyke and when their forefathers (and/or friends) took them to walk or play around the dykePen & paper
recorder (smartphone or other hand-held recorder)
Data Protection
Accompanied by adult/chaparone/teacher
ProjectFixed point photographyAt fixed points along the dyke, take photos towards the 4 points of the compass.
Note the time and date (time of year) and in what direction for each photo in a log
Photos to be taken at regular intervals (say, once per month?)
Note: Fixed points to be discussed by CoSMM & coordinators with Offa's Dyke Path officer
Camera or smartphoneEnsure the notes are made of the direction, date and time
Ensure they are on the path not the monument where possible
ProjectViewpoint photographyLike Fixed Point Photgraphy but taken from away from the dyke towards the fixed pointCamera or smartphoneEnsure the notes are made of which fixed point, date and time
Ensure they are not on the monument where possible
LiaisonLocal contactsPlease list the local contacts in schools, colleges, clubs, associations, colleges, guide/scout groups, local press, local businesses (perhaps for sponsorship), etc. that you feel would be helpfulNotesNone
LiaisonMicro-CoSMM meetingsOrganise meetings between us and the CoSMM.coordinators and invite other locals to show what's been done - using resources you've fed back to CoSMMOut
Could be via Skype or Facebook chat or a mixture of, say, Offa's Dyke Centre meeting room and online chat/skype
To Be Decided
Venue if necessary
None
ExperimentalBuild a dykeExperimental archaeology: 3m by 5m deep with the ramp up the 5m stretch at an angle to the viewing point so the visitors can see the dyke and what it showed and obscured
Ideally the first would be at the Knighton Offa's Dyke Centre with a camera from the centre looking at the structure and taking photos periodically - time-lapse or streaming video
Timber, chalk, soil, mattock, safety gear (from local builders?), manpower (local builders?), etc.Data Protection
Local authority permission, warning signs, heritage notice board, etc. (aided by and through the project)
EventLocal Offa-ings"Offa-ing ideas" An event where local schools, clubs, groups, etc. are invited along to see the designs with cakes, coffees/teas (and perhaps judge them?) and the Micro-CoSMM scrapbook (or online blog from the web site from the things you have sent us)
Raffle, cakes, refreshments, projector, organised walk, playing our Podcasts, etc.
Venue, permission, funding, etc.None
LiaisonProject updates/liasisonLiaison with us about ideas you or your group has had.
Anything of interest in the local area?
Any concerns about planning, etc. that we may be able to help with
Venue, skype/social mediaNone
EventCrafty Offa-ingsArrange an arts and crafts day that is Offa's/Wat's dyke related.
Initially at the Offa's Dyke Centre (later at other locations on along the dyke), the event could last no more than 6 hours (10am-4pm) and have a small art exhibition of photographs, painting, sculptures, etc. with "guess the location" raffle and refreshments with cakes based on the dyke(s), Saxons, dyke creation, etc.
Prizes to the best 3 public artworks or cakes and the nearest correct answer for the location of the artwork.
Coffee/tea-making facilities, plates and cutlery, table wear, facilities for displaying the artwork (telly for multimedia displays if necessary).Generic health and safety for the venue and public access to hot food & drink
Tidying up afterwards