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Further Reflections on a Saggy Old Cloth Cat / Related Bucolia and Archiving: Ether Signposts #47/52a

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Well, time to wander towards some gently escapist imaginary worlds…

In amongst the various images in Jonny Trunks The Art Of Smallfilms book, there are some that have a particularly natural/bucolic/set in the landscape aspect to them and which have stuck in my mind somewhat…

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Which set me of on something of a voyage of discovery…

The Clangers, Bagpuss and Co at the Museum of Childhood at the V&A Museum Of Childhood-2

First off I discovered that in 2016 there was an exhibition I missed called The Clangers, Bagpuss and Co. at the V&A Museum of Childhood … which was a real “Darned it” moment when I discovered it.

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On further wandering amongst Smallfilms related landscape set imagery I came across photographs from some Pogles books which were published in the late 1960s which are quite lovely…

Ivor The Engine-cutouts and model

…and before long I was stumbling upon home-crafted Ivor The Engines and indeed make-your-own-Ivor-The Engines…

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So, in homage to Smallfilms, Oliver Postgate, Peter Firmin, Emily, a saggy old cloth cat, Welsh railways and volcanos powered by a gas meter, I though I would collect a few related images together…

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(File post under: Other Pathway Pointers And Markers)

Directions and Destinations:
Pogles bucolia (and a touch of a quietly unsettled atmosphere here and there)
Various reflections on The Clangers, Bagpuss and Co here, here, here and here
The Art Of Smallfilms at The Creative Review
The Art Of Smallfilms at Eye Magazine
Ivor The Engine projects / Make Your Own Ivor
Darned it, missed Sandra Kerr, co-creator of the Bagpuss soundtrack playing music from the series for but £4.00

Local Places Of Interest:
Day #164/365: A saggy old cloth cat and curious cultural connections…
Wanderings #38/52a: The Moomins And The Seams That Keep Giving…

 

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