Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Young People Re-Generate the Town This Half Term with Urban Art Workshops

Young people will be joining together this half term in two days of free Towner workshops, to produce exciting urban art displays designed to brighten up empty shop windows.

‘Generate’ is Towner’s crew of young people which enables teenagers aged 13 – 19 to get involved in a range of creative activities. This half term, Towner’s ‘Generate’ crew will be taking their favourite workshops out to the community – and it’s all completely free!
Budding artists will be able to join in the free community workshops in half term, creating a collaborative glow in the dark tree sculpture on Thursday at The Archery or a lifesize Manga and cartoon characters on Friday at Hampden Park Community Centre.
The project is made possible by some funding which Generate crew successfully bid for at the Eastbourne Youth Fair in November 2012. Presented by crew members Reuben Lazarou and Lucy Walker, the project received the full backing of Eastbourne Youth forum and GENERATE were awarded a £500 grant towards the scheme.
‘Generate’ is all about young people and what they would like to see happening at Towner. They get the chance to get involved with Street art, Fashion, Graffiti, Arts Awards, video and other mediums, as well as having access to Ipads, Photoshop and Audio, Film and Animation Technology. In addition visitors get to socialise with other keen artists.
‘Generate’ is bringing these excellent art workshops out to the community so others can get involved.
Following the sessions, the artwork will be proudly displayed in empty shop windows in Eastbourne and this due to the support from the Spruce Up Squad from local group Eastbourne Can, and funding from Eastbourne Youth Partnership.
The workshops take place on Thursday 21 February at The Archery and on Friday 22 February at Hampden Park Community Centre, both sessions from 11.30am to 3pm. Entry is free and lunch is provided.
To book visit www.generatetowner.org.uk or telephone 01323 434670 or for more information and news follow us at Facebook.com/GenerateTowner.

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