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Indian Legends coming to Welshpool

Created on 29/08/2017 @ 06:56
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An exciting new family based arts and crafts project is launching in Welshpool which will focus on the cultural links between India and Wales.

The six-week project will start on 20 September from 10am-12noon and run every Wednesday at The COWSHACC (pictured). The workshops will be free for all families to attend.

Two leading artists have been appointed by Arts Connection to work on the project. Fiona Collins and Catrin Williams have led many successful community arts projects all over Wales. Fiona said: “This should be a really exciting project open to all families in the area. We will be visiting Powis Castle to see the Clive Collection which is based on Indian culture and then we will produce a wide range of unique artefacts over the duration of the project.

“We will also be hearing, comparing and exploring exciting tales and legends from both Wales and India through talking, listening, laughing and making.”

The family friendly workshops will be using a variety of arts and crafts during the six-week project which will include puppet making, fabric painting, storytelling and banner making. Catrin added: “Each participant will create an individual piece of their choice in their own (guided) choice of medium. In addition, we will design and create a larger piece of work which we will make collectively and exhibit locally.”

The project is in Partnership with the National Trust, using the Clive Collection at Powis Castle as inspiration. The project will include a free visit to the Clive Collection to see the artifacts from India first hand which will help formulate design ideas for the following sessions. At the end of the six family sessions, work created will be displayed at Powis Castle at a special exhibition for three weeks.

For more information Project Officer with Arts Connection, Mick Clifton can be contacted on 01691 648929 or by email  

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