photos: Burnham and Highbridge summer art projects showcased
unique event was held in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday evening (September
20th) to celebrate a summer-long arts project.
'Keep the Change Celebration' was organised by local arts charity
Take Art at The Princess Theatre, attended by dozens of local
event was held to unveil the results of Burnham's Small Change
Challenge, and there were plenty of inspiring projects on show.
in June, residents were invited to become 'change makers' and
over 70 people took up the challenge and received £10 in
order to make small, but significant community changes in Burnham
event provided a great chance to hear what happened over the summer
featuring a whole range of activities in Burnham and Highbridge
where people used their £10 challenge fund," said organiser
included the launch of a dog fouling prevention scheme in Burnham
and Highbridge by members of the Youth Town Council, a project
to gather positive descriptions about Burnham, a seagull art project
plus short plays, poems, art displays and much more.
further project is the launch of a postcard showing the latest
yarn bombing on the seafront to raise money for a new charity
in memory of teenager Charley Marks, featured
added that 260 people had attended a series of workshops in the
towns over the summer featuring writing poems, stories, plays;
acting and drama; beach-writing; graffiti; song-writing; digital
& social media, and public speaking.
successful scheme was 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 Fund.
large audience gathered in The Princess to hear about the projects
of the local families who presented a project during the event
of the Youth Council outlined their dog fouling project
music by 'Daft Folk' provided entertainment during the evening