Being creative for the Queen’s Jubilee
A massive thank you to everyone who applied to the Let’s Create Platinum Jubilee Fund. We are delighted to let you know we are supporting 16 groups far and wide across the region with their celebrations over the June Jubilee weekend.
There are groups from villages and cities wanting to celebrate together, there’s small and large grants distributed and several inclusive Arts projects are supporting older isolated people, those with multiple complex needs and the neuro diverse community.
We are looking forward to a Hull’s vibrant cabaret ‘Silent Uproar’ who are creating a late-night celebratory cabaret event for young people created by an award-winning team of artists. These Pay-What-You-Decide nights are Hull’s response to the Royal Variety Show, allowing less traditional audiences to take a chance and participate in a moment of national celebration.
A community choir in Hornsea, made up of local people, established choirs, school children and youth groups are coming together to celebrate the Jubilee in an evening of song. As well as the 250 capacity church, they will be living streaming the event so everyone in the community can be a part of it.
We also think the idea of Oatlands School and Community Centre in Harrogate is a brilliant one. They are processing and working their own clay to turn into a community mural to commemorate the event!
What a vision!
The mural project is designed to engage widely and inter-generationally with their community residents, culminating in the creation of a ceramic Jubilee Tree Mural, designed by local ceramic artist Anna Whitehouse and built by the community. The mural will be made from local clay and be installed externally on a prominent wall of the building.
Anna felt the tree symbolically represented everything that Oatlands Community Centre was aiming to be, rooted firmly at the heart of the community.
“The Centre and its volunteers are the supportive framework; the roots, trunk and branches, but it can only grow leaves and flourish through the engagement of the community and their sense of ownership. This can be achieved through hands-on, community workshops using this tactile and historical material.”
One thing is for sure, the Platinum Jubilee is going to be a vibrant exciting time across the whole of our region, and indeed the country.
Be sure to check out your local community to see how they are celebrating.
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