Shildon Town Council are proud to be working in partnership with @GreenfieldArts on the #ShoutAboutShildon – Community Spirit project. After successfully securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver VE Day 75 Commemorative Project, to include a community arts project and a celebrative family music event.
A year later than planned, due to the impact of Covid-19, we can commence the VE Day Community Art Project. The project will engage with members of the community to share their thoughts and memories with us about the themes of community spirit, influential individuals, and significant moments for Shildon. These beautiful boxes of inspiration are to invoke memories of Shildon past, the people that helped make Shildon what it is and those individuals that have encourage and inspired us, through their actions or deeds, to get through difficult times, that ‘War time Spirit’.
The boxes include ‘Shout About Shildon book’, gift and postcards for residents to capture, send back and share their memories, which is the first part of the Artistic Project.
Next stage, resident artist Paul Theo Murray, will put his artistic talents to use to create an artistic reminder that is inspired by all of this work, the importance of the time and those who shaped it, which we will share with you later on in the project.