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THRIVE with local arts workshops

10 Oct 2019

Residents in Crawley can show off their creative side at free workshops organised by Crawley Borough Council in partnership with the South East’s biggest art’s charity, Same Sky.

Same Sky will be visiting community venues and schools across the town over the next few weeks, delivering free, family-friendly, creative art workshops, where participants will make lanterns and bunting.

The artwork will be an integral part of THRIVE, our annual, celebratory event in the Memorial Gardens on Saturday 30 November from 2.30pm. Workshop participants will be invited to take part in an evening parade around the town centre alongside samba bands and bhangra drummers, before returning to the Memorial Gardens for a fantastic fireworks display.

Visitors can take part in activities including arts and crafts in the bandstand, community stalls and a cultural kitchen food tasting stand and enjoy music featuring local acts and a professional headliner.

Same Sky works with communities to create unique, participatory and inclusive projects that empowers them to celebrate their town and history.

The open access community workshops will be held on:

Cabinet member for Wellbeing, Councillor Chris Mullins’s said: “This year’s event, THRIVE, has now launched and the workshops are starting later this month. I encourage everyone to get involved in these workshops to part of this special event.

“Same Sky charity are brilliant organisers, they use art to bring communities together. I hope this will show off the originality and talent that Crawley has to offer. This will be an event you don’t want to miss!”