Community arts event- Love Your High Street June 2013

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Community arts event- Love Your High Street June 2013

Inviting local arts organisations to be part of a series of ‘Love Your High Street’ events the Council is organising between 8-15 June on seven high street locations. These events aim to promote our high streets, encourage shopping local and bring the community together to celebrate the area.

The events will include a promotional voucher scheme for local retailers, a treasure trail of the borough’s ‘hidden gems’, free sessions for local businesses and lots of entertainment right on the high street:

Saturday 8 June
Sunday 9 June
Saturday 15 June
South Chingford- the Mount.
North Chingford (on the Green)
Walthamstow Town Square
Leytonstone

Leyton- Coronation Gardens and Sidmouth Park.

Bakers Arms- in/ around Bakers Almshouses

Wood Street - being organised by Wood St SNT

We are keen to involve community arts groups in the celebrations, whilst also giving our children and young people a chance to be creative with their public spaces. One of the ways we would like to do this is to invite you to run a workshop for children and young people on the day, with the aim of working with the children to produce artwork that could be displayed in vacant shops- ‘dressing’ them- on the High Street.

In line with our event theme we’ve had the idea of a ‘shops’ theme, and we imagine the children painting weird and wonderful things that they would like see in the shops (mystical sweet jars, clothes, toys etc)... However, we’re very open to your ideas and suggestions.

Your organisation will be responsible for ensuring that all your staff have been safely recruited to work with children and young people. Evidence that appropriate vetting checks have been completed by your organisation for all staff attending on the day via the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) process for will be required. Risk assessments for your proposed activities will also be required. We will also be sending out an invitation to be involved in this project to organisations on Waltham Forest Voluntary Action.

We’d love it if you are able to get involved. Please could you let me know if you would be interested by ASAP by emailing holly.welsh@walthamforest.gov.uk or calling me on 0208 496 6817 and we will be able to give you more details.

Kind regards,

Holly Welsh
Project Lead- Love Your High Street
201 Sycamore House| Town Hall Complex| 0208 496 6817

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