portland inn project
During summer 2016, Anna Francis, Rebecca Davies, Jo Ayre and I began our ‘Tile Evaluation’ at the Portland Inn. Throughout the 4 week programme, we posed questions to the community to find out what people want to see in the abandoned pub’s future and also gathered people’s opinions and thoughts. The sessions generated conversation and tiles, which will eventually create a new highly glaze frontage for the pub building. The tiles and information is being used for a business plan which will be submitted to the council for the use of the pub. The work Anna Francis does within her community is outstanding and the energy and effort she puts in is an inspiration. I wish her and Rebecca the best for this project and if successful I hope to be a part of the Portland Inn community development in the future.