Creative residents are being called to help develop an exciting new art project in Oakham.
Oakham Town Council has been given funding from Arts Council England to create a new mural in Gaol Street which will celebrate the industrial heritage of the town, as well as reflecting the present and future.
The site of the artwork, on the wall at the Co-operative Funeralcare, was previously home to a mural, and public opinion and consultation has confirmed that residents want to see something creative happen in that space again.
The project, led by Oakham based artist Monica Fernandez, is titled ‘Now Then’.
Monica said: “This will be a great opportunity for residents of all ages to take part in the creative process, and share a sense of ownership.
“Working together we will create a mural that Oakham can be proud of for many years to come.”
Residents are invited to attend a series of workshops to be held in the town centre, where they will be supported to bring and develop creative ideas in the form photographs, memories, and letters.
Social media will also be used for sharing ideas and developing the content of the mural.
The first session and launch event is being held on Saturday at the Victoria Hall, from 11am to 3pm. Residents are invited to bring along their memories, photographs and ideas.
To contribute via Facebook, see www.facebook/nowthenmuralproject
For more information about the project, visit www.nowthen-mural.com