John Sunderland

The curated works of the author & artist

1986-1987 Rhondda Heritage Centre

Designing the outdoor adventure play-scape for the Rhondda Heritage Centre was a delight. The theme I proposed was the creation of carbon fuels and in particular, coal and called it, The Energy Zone.

I researched how sunlight is changed into coal and then designed a series of linked playground features that took one aspect of the theme- for example photosynthesis and sited them on a restored area of waste ground adjacent to the pit that was completely covered in coal dust sludge.

We had a year to clear the site and turn the design and build around; the structures were completed and the site planted just in time for opening and our first young clients.

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Little Quiet Achievements

I have just read that a ‘Bio’ should speak of one’s achievements. Ok here goes. I was born wearing glasses. I got into Wakefield Cathedral

Next Book

6 June 2014 Things are going well with On My Way to Jorvik, it’s selling steadily, and people are loving it, all my Amazon reviews

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