Drawing on new skills
A huge banner and individual graffiti tags were made on Saturday when around 40 young people took part in an urban art workshop. The event also included skateboard and circus skills workshops.
The free event, at Wynhill playing fields, Bingham, was organised by Bingham Town Council using a £1,000 grant from Awards For All. The money had to be spent on a youth event in the town.
The skateboard workshop was provided by Rushcliffe Borough Council.
Mr Nathan Bainbridge, a professional graffiti artist, taught the children the necessary skills to create their own graffiti tag.
Mrs Claire Pegg, the town’s deputy clerk, said the young people who attended the urban art workshop, aged 8-13, really enjoyed the event.
She said: “They were completely absorbed for four hours. It was amazing.
“They got to produce at least one personalised board with their name or tag on and also contributed to a large banner.
“We were delighted with the turnout. The whole event was extremely enjoyable.”
Mrs Pegg said the banner, ten metres wide and two metres high, would be displayed at every Bingham summer fair.
The council, which is looking to install a grind rail on the teen area at Wynhill playing fields, also asked the youngsters which of a choice of designs they would prefer.
The council is also planning to install a path on the teen play area and Mrs Pegg said new equipment would be installed as soon as possible.
The council may look to run similar workshops again because they were so successful.
It would like feedback from parents or carers about the event.
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