FOLLG and Create98 Community Arts Project Summer 2021

FOLLG and Create98 Community Arts Project Summer 2021

The Friends of Leigh Library Gardens continue to go from strength to strength with new projects, new volunteers and new collaborations.

The easing of restrictions have seen more volunteers coming forward to take part in the weekly work sessions with lots of young children joining their parents over the summer months which has been great to see. The community arts project for children during the summer holidays was also a roaring success!

Having received a grant from Leigh Town Council, the Friends, in collaboration with Create98, held a community arts event for local children each Wednesday during August.  They were invited to paint their own nature inspired designs on tiles which will be mounted on boards and displayed in the Gardens in September.  Every session was fully booked with budding young artists.

Valerie Morgan, Chair of the Friends said “A huge thank you to Create 98 who volunteered their services to the Friends of Leigh Library Gardens to run this very successful event and to Leigh Town Council for enabling it through their funding. Thank you also to all the children of Leigh who took part. Look out for the installations which will be in place in Library Gardens in the coming weeks!”

Jamie Langstone
JLangstone@savs-southend.co.uk