unveils Jubilee mosaics at Highbridge Medical Centre
Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor has this week unveiled a unique
set of mosaics to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
colourful display features four glass mosaics that are hung in
the waiting room at Highbridge Medical Centre.
Community Partnership, in association with Somerset Skills and
Learning, has been running a series of art courses at Highbridge's
Morland Hall as part of several community activities for disadvantaged
the group recently completed a mosaic-making course, they jumped
at the chance to create a display especially for the Jubilee,
which were unveiled this week by Mayor Ken Smout.
select group of the Morland Hall members created the artwork with
Angie Dibble, their tutor, using a mixture of recycled glass and
Mathews, SCP Chairman, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "On behalf
of the artists it has been a great pleasure to be able to donate
this unique work of art to the team at Highbridge Medical Centre."
project has provided a pathway for both organisations to initiate
a working community partnership for the future to the benefit
of local residents and patients."
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Mosaic course provided the course users
not only with new skills but an ideal opportunity to work with
many sections of the local community and, ultimately, provides
a lasting memento of the learners endeavours on public display."
Dr Barbara Elliott, Partner of Highbridge Medical Centre, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are delighted to be able to display
these delicately hand crafted mosaics in our practice. The event
has also been a fantastic opportunity to meet and support members
of our local community. We would like to say a special thank you
to all of the artists for creating the art work and also Mayor
Ken Smout for unveiling the Jubilee mosaics."
mosaics were created in local art classes, which were set up by
Somerset Community Partnership as a contribution to community
activities in Highbridge for disadvantage groups."
Elliott added: "The mosaics are a welcomed addition to our
evolving practice and we are so proud to be able to support the
group by displaying them."
artwork will be thoroughly enjoyed by patients and staff and will
also be a reminder of how important our local community is to
us here at Highbridge Medical Centre."