Greenfield Arts are delighted to be working with partners Shildon Town Council to develop a project that helps us celebrate community spirit across Shildon and its history past, present and future.
Artist Paul Theo Murray has been commissioned to design and create inspiring boxes, gifted to 100 people across Shildon. The contents inspire people to recall memories of people and places that reflect acts of kindness and community spirit throughout their lives and recent times. The contents include inspirational cards, a crafted hand-made journal and prompts to help tease out wonderful stories.
This National Heritage Lottery Funded project has enabled creative boxes of material to make their way to community groups, young people, care homes and individuals around the Shildon area and responses will inform artwork that will be created around Shildon as a result. This work will be a celebration in May that acknowledges the resilient and vibrant community spirit there is in Shildon and the celebration will mark the anniversary of VE Day and the spirit shown throughout Shildon’s history.
“This is a great partnership project with Shildon Town Council and community partners that recognises and highlights the fantastic people that make the community of Shildon. The project is inspired by Shildon’s heritage and the towns positive approach. We look forward to sharing the artwork that will emerge as a result of the creative conversations and input from across the community.” said Katy Milne, Creative Director at Greenfield Arts.
Thank you to all involved for your inspiration, we are excited to hear about the many positive experiences and personal memories. Greenfield Arts are committed to providing high quality arts and creative opportunities that encourage creativity, questioning and curiosity. To find out more about us please visit www.greenfield-arts.co.uk