The device works by heating a vessel of water until the water inside boils.

 

The steam created inside the vessel propels the nozzles on the sphere round creating kinetic energy.

This is a row of Panemone Windmills in Iraq, the oldest known form of wind-powered machinery in the world.


Panemone windmills had fabric sails which span around, they were first used to pump water and then helped grind grain to make flour.

A Sail boat catches the

fast winds, using its force to move against the rivers current.

They were invented in what's known as The Golden Age of Islam - and were between the 8th and 10th Century, but we don't know an exact date. This means they were invented when Vikings were settling in the UK, and possibly during the time of Alfred the Great.

Imagine you are an inventor, in your workshop, and you can create any means of transportation you imagine!

Connections are important.

 

If people can’t get to Stirchley, then they can’t bring the materials to make things; you can’t take your work to sell; and you can’t learn new things about the world.

 

Connecting us to new places is one of the many things that allow us to follow our dreams and accomplish our goals...

For this workshop, we'd like you to dream up new modes of transport! The transports you design must help people who live in Stirchley, maybe they help the local wildlife too?

 

Maybe your new modes of transportation change the air in the sky or the way people feel?

 

Don’t worry about how realistic or practical your drawing is- be as imaginative and fantastical as you like!

The Stirchley Tapestry:

A Tapestry of Imagined Futures

by Considered Mischief

(Considered Mischief is a collaboration by Heidi Murphy and Hipkiss & Graney)

We’d like to make a tapestry of ideas for communities of the future - and we’d like the ideas to come from you!

 

We’re looking for imaginings of new buildings, energy sources, transport systems, ways of growing food and all kinds of new inventions that will help us design communities that are safe, sustainable and for everyone... 

Each week, a new worksheet will appear online for you to follow. The workshops will go as follows:

Workshop 1: Future buildings

 

Workshop 2: New ways to travel

 

Workshop 3: Energy sources

 

Workshop 4: Food sources

 

Workshop 5: The schools of tomorrow

 

Workshop 6: Inventions that save the world

 

Workshop 7: What will we be like?

All your drawings, designs and ideas will be collected together and become one long tapestry! When you have drawn your ideas, take a photo of them and email them to hipkissandgraney@outlook.com.

 

This will become an epic artwork made by everyone in Stirchley during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Workshop 1: future buildings

Imagine you are a builder - you can build anything you can imagine! The buildings you design must help people who live in Stirchley, maybe they help the local wildlife too? Maybe your buildings change the air in the sky or the way people feel?

 

Don’t worry about how realistic or practical your drawing- is be as imaginative and fantastical as you like!

Stirchley is a land of builders!

 

It has lots of building merchants, timber yards and factories. It’s a place where people go to build and fix things! 

What buildings are in Stirchley now?

Stirchley is home to lots of interesting buildings of all different designs and purposes! Here are just three interesting buildings in Stirchley... 

The Bike Foundry is a bike shop and repair centre, in Stirchley. It fixes old bicycles and then sells them to other people.

 

Their use of recycling and mending offers people a healthy and carbon neutral alternative to driving cars, making everyone healthier!

Birmingham Bike Foundry

Loaf is a bakery and cookery school in Stirchley. They bake breads and pastries and work with other cooks and chefs to teach others how to cook food.

Loaf Bakery and Cookery School

Stirchley Baths was built for everyone to come and

wash themselves in a safe and well-equipped environment.

 

It made everyone, who lived around it, healthier

and happier. Today, Stirchley Baths is home

to Stirchley Community Market.

It also has a cinema room for film

events and its main hall offers

a space to local groups.

Stirchley Baths

These workshops are designed for all ages as well as individuals, friends and families.

 

Drawing ability is not important, it’s about fun, imagination and a nice big group project the whole community can work on even when physically distant from each other. Have Fun!

 

We hope you’ll enjoy this series of art workshops from Considered Mischief! If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at hipkissandgraney@outlook.com.

Workshop 2: New Ways To Travel

Stirchley has lots of different landscapes and terrains.

 

It has waterways, hills, fields and woodlands. 

How do people travel in Stirchley?

Stirchley is an ancient settlement. Humans have been travelling through for hundreds of years. Here are some of the ways we have traversed the land... 

Roman Roads

People have been passing through Stirchley for centuries. 

 

A Roman road used to pass through Stirchley long ago- and people would walk or travel by horse and cart. The Roman Army used them to get from one fortification to the next quickly. Roman roads rose in the middle and had gutters on each side to ensure they didn't flood!

Stirchleys first buses were pulled along by horses! How would you change our buses today? How could they be improved?

The canals which pass through Stirchley were first opened in 1815. These connect us to Worcester and Stratford. 

Alongside the canals are pathways so people can walks and cycle along them too.

How can you use the canals to

connect us to the world?

Would you redesign the

classic narrowboat?

The Worcester Birmingham canal

Horse-drawn buses

Cable-hauled Trams used to run up and down the Pershore Road and connect Stirchley to other areas of Birmingham.

They were removed to make Birmingham a city for cars.

Would you bring the trams back to Stirchley?

What would you create to help everyone get around? 

 

Would it fly? Would it have wheels?

 

Does it run on water, or air, or something else?

 

What would you call it?

Cable-hauled Trams

These workshops are designed for all ages as well as individuals, friends and families.

 

Drawing ability is not important, it’s about fun, imagination and a nice big group project the whole community can work on, even when physically distant from each other. Please enjoy and send your artworks along to hipkissandgraney@outlook.com when you're done!

 

We hope you’ll enjoy this series of art workshops from Considered Mischief! If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Imagine you are a scientist, in your laboratory, and you begin to work on an entirely new type of energy that will save the world and help everyone on the planet!

Since ancient times, humans have harnessed all types of different energise to help them explore, learn and build our world...

Some forms of energy production have devastated our planets ecology.

Since learning about the damage we have been causing through energy production, scientists have created lots of new types of energy called RENEWABLES. 

 

that are renewable and don't harm the environment.

"Renewable" means the source of the energy won't run out.

Wind Power

Sailing ships and Windmills

What are the different types of renewable energy?

Wind Turbines.

Wind Turbines generate electricity through the wind. 

The wind blows the turbines round, creating kinetic energy which moves the dynamo creating electric energy!

Onshore wind farms and solar farms are now the cheapest source of electricity in the world.

Steam Power

The Aeolipile or Hero Engine

How does the Aeolipile it work?

The Aeolipile, or, Hero Engine, is considered to be the first thermal engine, or steam turbine, in history. 

Built by Hero of Alexandria in 130 BC.

Hero studied the works of Egyptian mathematician and inventory, Ctesibius. Ctesibius, who lived in Alexandria during the reign of the Ptolemys, studied the science of compressed air and it's uses in pumps.

Workshop 3: Energy Sources!

Solar Power

Solar energy is created by harnessing light and heat from the Sun. It's like an artificial photosynthesis! There are lots of different ways to create energy from the Sun and our technology is advancing all the time!

Creating a new energy source!

For this workshop, we'd like you to dream up a new way to make energy!

Don’t worry about how realistic or practical your idea is- the more imaginative and fantastical the better!

What to draw?

You can draw the ways in which you make this energy?

You can draw ways in which the energy is used?

You can draw the way your energy is extracted or transformed?

Design Your Own Engine!

Imagine a small city with lots of homes and business.

 

What type of engine will you design? What will it be used to power? Would it power the buildings and transports you designed in workshop 1 and 2?

Would your engine be powered by the sun? This is called Solar energy?

...maybe it's be powered by the moon!

Or...

Draw your engine being used in a city, or town, or village or forest, or ocean or where ever it is used...

These workshops are designed for all ages as well as individuals, friends and families.

 

Drawing ability is not important, it’s about fun, imagination and a nice big group project the whole community can work on, even when physically distant from each other. Please enjoy and send your artworks along to hipkissandgraney@outlook.com when you're done!

 

We hope you’ll enjoy this series of art workshops from Considered Mischief! If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Workshop 4: Food sources of the future!

This Workshop will be released next Friday!