WARRINGTON is hosting workshops and events for people of all ages to explore their creative side as part of the national Get Creative Festival.
‘Get Creative’ is a BBC-coordinated campaign to celebrate and support the everyday creativity happening in homes and public spaces across the country. Warrington will be joining in with the festival, which runs from May 11-19.
The borough-wide approach and the large number of diverse events hosted for last year’s festival led to Warrington being used as a successful model for other local authorities to adopt.
Damien McGlynn, Get Creative Project Manager, said: “It’s great to see so much creative activity taking place in Warrington again this year.”
“Warrington set the bar pretty high in 2018 with so many events and there are lots of other towns and cities aiming to challenge for the position of most creative place in the UK this year.”
The festival launches on Saturday May 11, starting with family-friendly arts and crafts activities taking place in numerous locations across the borough, including all LiveWire libraries, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, The Pyramid Arts Centre, LifeTime Centre, Centre for Independent Living, Holy Trinity Church and other community venues.
Activities will be available for all age groups and participants – from family history drop in sessions at Lymm Library, silk painting and stain glass workshops at Holy Trinity Church, to creating Digi-robots at Penketh Library – the majority of which are free. On 16 May, Bloomingart will be holding an event in Queens Gardens, Palmyra Square to celebrate ‘International Love a Tree Day’.
Following the end of the festival, artwork created and inspired by Get Creative will be on display at a special exhibition at The Gateway, Sankey Street, from May 20-24. The exhibition will include a mosaic made up of individual tiles created by in-patients at Hollins Park Hospital, representing their journey to recovery.
View the full programme of activities taking place in Warrington at warrington.gov.uk/getcreative
For more information on the national, BBC Get Creative Festival, visit getcreativeuk.com.