Home About C&M Interpretation Schools & Communities Working with Artists Projects / Clients
Types of Work:
Interpretation panels
Guide books / leaflets
Web / digital
Teaching / learning resources



In 2005 C&M were awarded a contract to carry out an interpretive scheme at Goblin Combe and Cleeve Woods in North Somerset. Here we have had the opportunity to create five schools projects around “a sense of place” and we have been able to appoint and involve a project artist; whose work will enhance both the printed materials as well as the six interpretation panels.

This folllows commisions to carry out community consultation and interpretation for the Bristol & Bath Railway Path and the River Avon Trail. The former resulted in 16 information panels and specially crafted seating that reflected the past and present character of the old railway line.

The latter resulted in 15 information panels, containing some images not previously available, and a full colour guide book, four community events along the river and the website: www.riveravontrail.org.uk. We commissioned local artists and craftspeople to design and make unique stands for the panels on both projects using, as far as possible, locally sourced timber.

Here is some information about a range of C&M projects:

Fizzambard - portable interpretation
Client: Bristol Cultural Development Partnership/Brunel 200

Fizzambard bottled water helped to celebrate and publicise the programme of events commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel in April 2006. Fizzambard is a natural mineral water with an attractive label that featured the web address for the Brunel 200 website and collected money for Just-a-drop, the water-aid charity. C&M associates produced 10,000 bottles that were retailed throughout the SW of England. This project thought outside the usual 'interpretive box' – the ultimate, po(r)table, message on a bottle.

River Avon Trail Interpretation Project
Client: Forest of Avon Community Forest

This Heritage Lottery funded project celebrated the rich heritage of the River Avon with four school and community events, 15 interpretation panels, a guidebook and www.riveravontrail.org.uk. The project was shortlisted for a Heritage Heroes award in March 2006 as reported in this clip from the Bristol Evening Post of 25 March:

Client list

  • West country: Most county and district councils and unitary authorities in the former Avon area, Somerset and Dorset
  • Neighbourhood voluntary/charitable organisations of variable size including the Forest of Avon; Avon Valley Partnership; Goblin Combe Environment Centre
  • National: Countryside Agency - English Heritage - Teachers TV - National Federation of City Farms - Eagle Star/Zurich Insurance Services - Lloyds Bank - Groundwork Trust - Royal Town Planning Institute - CRS Retail Services - Civic Trust - National Council of Civic Trust Societies - Crown Estates - English Patnership - British Waterways


above: Staple Hill seats.

C&M associates organised art and design workshops at Staple Hill Primary School for the Bristol & Bath Railway Path project. Sculptor Steve Joyce worked with the children to create a design for seating using the theme of ‘tracks’. He also designed and made the stands for our interpretation boards (below).