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Young artists to brush up their skills at Born to Create in Bourne

The Born to Create community arts project in Bourne will benefit from a £400 South Kesteven District Council grant to allow it to develop young talent.

Coun Helen Powell (Ind), the district councillor for Bourne West, chose the inclusive art school, which helps children and young people develop their creative skills and artistic techniques, to benefit from her ward member grant.

Coun Helen Powell with artist Helen Vanherp and her son Henry. (7601787)
Coun Helen Powell with artist Helen Vanherp and her son Henry. (7601787)

She said: "The projects from Born to Create bring communities together using art and children as ambassadors.

"I was pleased to be able to support their workshops, which involve fun, high quality activities that build self-confidence and skills which can be transferred to outside the classroom.

"It's a not-for-profit organisation which benefits the wider area in and around Bourne, and is inclusive to all schools in the town and surrounding villages to create art for the community."

Coun Powell's grant will assist with running costs for the creation of art installations.

Helen Vanherp, who co-ordinates the charity, said: "Nothing gives me greater pleasure than the natural talent that pours out of children when they are introduced to art.

"It gives them the opportunity to let their imagination run free.

"This is a continuation of the Rebirth project from 2017 and Born to Create 18.

"Both of these projects were showcased at Bourne Town Hall, and we'd love to build on that momentum."

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