National Lottery Funding Awarded for New Mural for the Young People of Ipswich

Ipswich based community interest company Art Eat Events CIC will be producing another community mural for the Ipswich Waterfront area. The organisers behind Art Eat Festival and four existing murals, will be managing the project with funds from The National Lottery Community Fund gained by Arts La’Olam.

“We’re committed to local people and local issues and we’re really excited to have gained the funding for this project at this time. The workshops will be an inspiring activity online and the mural painting sessions will be something to look forward to,” said Daisy Lees

The project will be led by the established artist EVEWRIGHT and young people in Ipswich in collaboration with local youth and community organisations Swerve Sunday Ipswich, 4YP Suffolk Young People’s Health Project, Catch 22, Future Female Society, Ipswich Community Media, South Street Kids, Outreach Youth, Staying Close, Out Loud Music, Karibu, Rock Paper Scissors as well as Suffolk Libraries and Ipswich & Colchester Museum Service

EVEWRIGHT will deliver four online workshop sessions in June from his studio in Essex via video link where ideas for the new mural will be developed together with young people in Ipswich. The theme for the mural will be Heroes & Power, inspired by MARVEL’s Black Panther film and in association with a Power of Stories exhibition which could take place at Christchurch Mansion in 2021. The mural will be painted in Ipswich by the artist, workshop participants, and members of the wider community in July and social distancing measures will be in place, if still required at that time.

“We are excited about working with the museum and young people in Ipswich to create another mural for the town and brighten up the urban spaces around the waterfront,” said Iona Hodgson

Art Eat Events CIC is led by producers Daisy Lees and Iona Hodgson and delivers events that celebrate community, encouraging cohesion and connection through art and food. For more information please visit: www.arteatfestival.com.

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