Atmos for Totnes host a moving ‘Anniversary of Nothing’ event outside the gates of the factory. Many people attend. 62 model houses are placed on the fence to represent the 62 truly affordable homes Fastglobe are denying the people of Totnes, and 732 tags are tied to the fence, each one representing a ‘wasted day’. Holly Ebony and her band sing ‘Two Years’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYd5aSrZQqU
A well-attended public meeting is held by Atmos for Totnes to update the community on progress, at which members of Totnes Community Development Society, a representative from Altair Ltd and our Design Team present and answer questions. https://youtu.be/2q_QlT-AQQw
Montreal-based supporters of Atmos visit the Saputo offices in Montreal, to hand deliver a gift from the people of Totnes. The gift is never acknowledged, or responded to in any way. https://youtu.be/yB-PyXs1vgk
Brian Eno’s extraordinary ‘77 Million Paintings’ light show lights up the derelict former Dairy Crest site, accompanied by music composed especially for the event. Hundreds of people attend. Devon Live reports the event here. This video documents the event.
We introduce some of our Design Team in a series of short videos. Here are Andrew Kirby of LED Architects, the architect of the Atmos scheme, and our Ecologist, Jenni Reid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmBQHMLmQ1E https://youtu.be/N48xCnvlBRw
For the first time in 7 years, the site's gates are opened to the public and an announcement is read out about the deal made between Dairy Crest, McCarthy & Stone and TCDS. It is announced that as part of the agreement TCDS are to take on the footprint around the Brunel Building and the building itself for one Totnes Pound (the town’s local currency at the time). The gate-opening event is captured in this [...]
The Atmos project team form 'Totnes Community Development Society'. The Society, registered as an Industrial and Provident Society for the Benefit of the Community, is the legal entity which is taking forward the Atmos project. TV chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall joins hundreds of Atmos Totnes campaigners in front of the site gates, everyone bringing something that, for them, represents what they would like to see on the final site. "The thing I'm most [...]