We loved it :) A great piece of work. I particularly loved the way it got...– a Children’s Trail visitor
Some works will be quite obvious, some will be a little more hidden and harder...– Martin Heron, Children’s Trail artist
If you’re out and about in the town during the middle of August, then you...– Martin Heron, Children’s Trail artist
an update from Martin Heron
It’s been quite a while since we had any news of what’s happening with The Leighton Linslade Children’s Trail, so we caught up with Children’s Trail artist Martin Heron, to find out what’s been going on. Martin writes: “The workshops in the Spring were really interesting, and fun, too. I got a sense that the whole family were involved, even when I only saw...
This stage is a bit limbo-ish. I get inspired and excited about the work at...– Martin Heron, Children’s Trail artist
Cedar's Upper Odyssey, Final Episode
You can read the previous episode of this story here Nathan puts Snow down on the ground and reaches behind him for his axe. He is staring at the other girl, she’s just a dark outline against the trees, but he can see it’s a girl, and not much older that the one he’s just carried through the tunnels. Behind her the air shimmers, and shines, like a wall of clear ice. “What’s going on?”...
The trailer for the Cedars Upper Odyssey, final episode
Leighton Middle Odyssey, final episode
You can read the previous episode here Timothy is frightened. “Who … what are you?” He’s pointing at the girl with purple skin. “What kind of creature are you? You’re not human, that’s for certain. And what kind of name is Ecall-Quella-Bella?” “You can call me Bella, if it pleases you more.” Bella tries to keep her voice calm. “But there is no time for this. You are in grave...
Leighton Middle Odyssey, trailer for the final episode.
Cedars Upper Odyssey, episode four
You can read the previous episode of this story here. The Creeper tilts his head to one side and listens hard, but no answers come to him out of the big blue beyond. All he can hear is the birds, singing loudly, and too cheerfully by half. He shouldn’t have been expecting anything, not really, should he? It’s not the first time he’s asked for guidance - not by a long chalk - but as usual...
The Trailer for Cedars Upper Odyssey, episode four
Leighton Middle Odyssey: Episode Four
You can read the previous episode of this story here. Suzy doesn’t know if she can make it in time. She’s running so fast that she can hardly feel her legs at all. She’s not even sure if she’s really running, or falling. But, somehow, she gets to the bottom of the hill. There’s no time to stop and think. Her parents’ blue car has almost reached the corner. Suzy runs into the road,...
The trailer for Leighton Middle Odyssey Episode 4
Cedars Upper Odyssey: episode three
You can read the previous episode of this story here. When Snow finds the mirror it is face up under a covering of undergrowth. It looks like it’s been there for years and years. In her dream, the frame was glossy black, and now it is rotted almost completely away. The glass which was shining brightly is now blackened, and peeling. Snow clears off the worst of the undergrowth and...
The trailer for the Cedars Upper Odyssey, episode 3
This is the best day of my life!– participant at Greenleas Lower School
Leighton Middle Odyssey: Episode Three
You can read episode one of this story here, and episode two here. The wind rushing around and even through her knocks the breath right out of Suzy’s chest. She falls forward and out of the tree trunk and into … somewhere completely different than the moonlit trees she’s left behind. Suzy’s standing in the middle of a field, on a slight slope, leading down and towards a country road. The...
Leighton Middle Odyssey: trailer for Episode Three
Cedars Upper Odyssey: episode two
You can read the first part of this story here. Snow is startled awake by the loud sharp snap of a twig breaking. Someone’s here. Someone has found her. She lifts her head from her mossy pillow, cautiously. Perhaps they won’t notice her if she stays still. She has been dreaming. In her dreams, she heard chanting, monotonous chanting, repeating the same thing, over and over. It was...
Cedars Upper Odyssey: Trailer for Episode Two
This has been the best day of my life.– participant at Greenleas Lower School
Leighton Middle Odyssey: Episode Two
You can read the previous episode here. The moon is high in the sky now and Jane can see things a little clearer. She feels the gate swing shut behind her and now she sees trunks of tall trees looming up all around. But this can’t be right. She knows there’s supposed to be trees in the school grounds, but it’s not really a woodland, and definitely not a forest. The whole town isn’t big...
Leighton Linslade Odyssey: Trailer for Episode Two
It’s just like magic!– participant at Clipstone Brook Lower School
Cedars Upper Odyssey: episode one
The flashbacks are driving her crazy. Ha! Wouldn’t that be funny? If she really did go crazy after all and prove everyone right. But she wouldn’t. She would prove them all wrong. She had to. She does have a family somewhere, she knows it. Her very own family and they’re out there somewhere it’s just … it’s just that she can’t quite remember who they are. Or where they are. And...
Dear Storyspinner ...
Our character is a mysterious character because he previously lived in a village where something would come and take people into the forest that bordered it. When one day the creature attacked a child that the man had been talking to although he tried to defend the child she was killed and her body covered in blood was seen by the villagers next to the man (also covered in blood).￼ The village...
The students were delighted to hear all their ideas put together. You could...– Lisa Jones, Leighton Linslade Middle School
Leighton Middle Odyssey: Episode One
Today is not a good day for Suzy. The anniversary of the car crash is always the worst. On other days, Suzy remembers good things, too. She remembers the sound of Mum’s voice, or the warm weight of Dad’s arm across her shoulders. On other days it’s like Mum and Dad are still here, just … somewhere out of sight. Just round the corner, maybe. But on the anniversary day Suzy remembers the...
Dear Storyspinner ...
“Our idea is about a boy who has been locked in the drains since the age of 7 with only a picture of his great great great grandfather to remind him of the real world … Timothy ended up in the drains when he ran away from the orphanage and the Masters chased after him. He fled down a drain and the entrance closed behind him and never opened again. Timothy has short, chestnut hair, a...
Community Workshops in March 2012
Artist Martin Heron is inviting you to take part in community workshops as part of the Leighton Linslade Children’s Trail. Saturday 10th March: ‘Walk the Trail’ Walk the Children’s Trail route with Artist Martin Heron, see where the art works will be and find out more about the inspiration behind the Trail and its art works. 1.45pm for a 2pm start. Meet at Leighton Buzzard Theatre in the...
It’s great to see artists working with schools and residents in sharing creative...– Councillor Brian Spurr, executive member for sustainable communities services