Young people invited to get arty for Memory Bank
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A new cultural, heritage project is calling on young people in Weston to sign up for a craft session with a twist taking place this half term.
The Memory Bank will take place tomorrow (Thursday) from 11am-4.30pm on Zoom.
The format for the Culture Weston event will include a break and make session in the first hour, supported by online video tutorials from leading artists to get creative juices flowing and suggest how the art kits can be used, followed by a final round-up on Zoom from 3-4.30pm where everyone shares their creative adventures.
Led by artist Megan Clark-Bagnall and featuring a host of specialist practitioners, participants will be invited to share their past and present memories of Weston and dreams and hopes for its future.
On signing up, art packs will be safely delivered to doorsteps, followed by online tutorials exploring the past, present and future through a variety of creative activities.
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Artist Jasmine Loveys, who was Disco Jazz at the carboot disco bingo during Heritage Open Days, will delve into the past with personal map-making that archives the individual history and moments of those taking part.
Ali Brown, also known as queen of kindness, will explore being in the present moment and provide some mindfulness.
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The finale sees a burst of energy from professional prop-makers who will get young people building their own miniature shops of the future and thinking outside the box as to how the high street can be transformed.
Megan Clark-Bagnall said: “We can’t wait to get crafty, making together and banking all the fantastic thoughts and ideas that will be created throughout the session.
“The finished craftwork will be on view in a memory bank window exhibition at the Sovereign Centre for all to see and respond to, providing a chance for everyone to have a say on the high street past, present and future.”
To take part, participants need to register in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org. The session is for young people aged nine to 14.
The Memory Bank project is part of an exciting new national initiative for the High Street Heritage Action Zone, being funded by Historic England to unlock the potential of high streets across England, fuelling economic, social and cultural recovery.