community art project to start in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday
new community art project is set to launch on Saturday (July 12th)
which aims to improve the appearance of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
charity Take Art is overseeing the summer-long project, called
What Change, that will see 100 residents each given £10
to create small but significant changes in Burnham and/or Highbridge.
project's launch party will be held this Saturday at 6pm in the
Princess Theatre & Arts Centre when residents will be able
to sign-up and get more information.
Delphine Jones told Burnham-On-Sea.com there has been a good response
so far but some of the 100 places are still available.
explained the initiative: "What Change is a new creative
community project that encourages residents of Burnham and Highbridge
to think about what change they can create to make the two towns
the best place to be."
project will incorporate a 'Small Change Challenge' plus a wide
programme of open workshops. We
are seeking people to take up the challenge and become a 'ChangeMaker'
in the towns by signing up for the £10 Small Change Challenge
and get creative."
the launch party, 100 local people will each receive £10.
All they have to do is create a small but significant change in
Burnham and/or Highbridge this summer - it's that easy!"
anyone is stuck for an idea of how to spend their £10 to
make a change, at the launch party there will be plenty of inspiration
on how to make a small difference with personal or community benefit
in Burnham and Highbridge."
Martin Cox said he supports the scheme. "It sounds a very
creative way of generating visible improvements in the two towns,
which I support."
project is being supported and funded by the Esmée Fairbairn
Foundation, Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales, Literature
Works, Burnham and Highbridge Town Council and the Big Lottery
take part residents can contact Sarah Peterkin at Take Art via
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01460 249450.
members of one family can become 'ChangeMakers', and you can pool
your £10 with others, making a larger sum to spend together.
you cannot come along on Saturday to the launch, it may still
be possible to become a 'ChangeMaker' subject to spaces - just
the launch party residents will also be able to find out about
an activities programme running during July and August. This will
be a chance for adults and young people to join in a variety of
friendly workshops run by creative people. This will include writing
poems, stories, plays; acting and drama; beach-writing; graffiti;
song-writing; digital & social media, or public speaking.
The cost of each workshop is just £2 (under 16s free). Pick
up the workshop programme at the launch for full details, or keep
an eye on www.takeart.org/wordplay.