Poppy Day Art Project

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Some news coverage of the project by the Northwich Business Improvement District team:

 Pocket Park remembrance proposal approved.  

Northwich is gearing up to commemorate Remembrance Sunday like never before after a special artwork proposal was approved.

ArtWork Studios & Gallery and the BID are teaming up to create a poppy visual on the side of Hinchliffe Holmes in Pocket Park; a great way to honour those who gave their lives for us.

Plans are still in their infancy and anyone who wants to have a go at helping design the artwork can.

On Thursday 6th October and Saturday 8th October between 1:00pm-2:00pm, ArtWork Studios & Gallery is hosting two Poppy Team meet ups where you can drop in to the studio and chat about how to get involved.

Volunteer and artist Jane Percival Stewart has produced many pieces of work on display in the galleries there and often paints poppies in her work; if you need any pointers you’ll be in good hands!

A range of other organisations will be taking part in the design process too, ensuring a complete realisation of partnership working to help bring animpactful creative project to fruition.

During the design process, ArtWork Studios & Gallery will be working withWinnington Park Primary and Victoria Road Primary to add creativity and they will also work with the Dementia Friends Group too who meet at the studios once a month.
It is also hoped that the Royal British Legion will come on board with the project.

Installation of the artwork is set for the week commencing Monday 24th October and will stay up throughout the entire month of November.

Northwich BID Manager Jane Hough is thrilled with the proposal and can’t wait to see the artwork installed.

“It’s always brilliant when we’re able to team up with one of the town’s businesses tohelp create a wonderful community project such as this.

“Pocket Park has been a revelation since it’s redevelopment and I think anemotive poppy display will look amazing on the wall next to it.

“Those who gave their lives for us during the First and Second World Wars deserve the utmost respect and recognition and this will be a fitting way to honour and commemorate them.”

If you would like to get involved in the project please visit ArtWork Studios & Gallery’s Website and make sure you keep checking the Visit Northwich Facebook page.