Our Treasures & Relics project explores cultural heritage through art. Our participants considered what items they hold so precious that they would wish to keep them in a modern day reliquary, or ‘Treasure Box’. They attended workshops where a local historian introduced the idea of reliquaries, including our local links to St. Chad before making their own Treasure Boxes with input from a professional artist. The boxes will be exhibited at Lichfield Library Gallery June13 – 20 (except Sunday), 10am – 4pm
Our participants were drawn from the following community groups:
Funclub is a youth provision for young people aged 10-16. Junior and seniors nights are run in Lichfield and Burntwood, providing a safe environment for young people to socialise, meet new friends and learn new skills; but foremost, to have Fun.
Pathway Project works to support adults, young people and children, who are experiencing or are affected by domestic abuse. Pathway aim to provide a range of high quality services, meeting the needs of abused adults and children, in a caring environment.
Lichfield & District Live at Home Scheme is a community based project offering a voluntary friendship and support service to older people, with a particular emphasis on the quality and meaning of life for older people.
Henhouse Children’s Art School was formed by two experienced professional artists. They are both very passionate about their creativity and wish to pass this on; sharing their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm with future generations.