Clarets Creative – Week Ending

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Janet’s log 22 July 2010

Well what a week it has been!

We have trained volunteers in recording stories from local people, we have completed a display in the Charity Arch (see pic), we have set up our shop (literally!) in the LET shop (Liberating Empty Terrain) at 14 St James Street Burnley (see pic), and we have run our first workshops where local people have started to tell their stories through words, pictures, photographs and those gorgeous knitted football kits (see pic)!

The LET shop has been a really great opportunity for us. I really want to thank Michelle Sinclair from theARTbunker for asking us to be a partner with theARTbunker and for being one of those human beings who is not daunted by ANYTHING! Thanks should also go to Burnley Borough Council and Creativity Works for making the LET project happen and for linking us to the liberated pianos in Burnley town centre (we have heard some fantastic musical talent while we have been working away hearing from our very own poets, artists, photographers and story tellers – what talent there is in Burnley).

So a quick overview of the workshops so far:
Big thanks go to Iain, Keith, Sophie, Parveen, Michelle, Lorraine and Isa who have been encouraging us all to create a 3D representation of the play-off final between Burnley and Sheffield United when we got promoted to the Premiership. Special thanks also to Andy Ford (photographer extraordinaire) who has encouraged some real up and coming talent in the next generation of Burnley FC photographers and we still have 3 workshops to go with Sam and Mervyn!

By Saturday tea time I am sure we will all be flat on our backs  – admiring the photos, collages, football cards, story boards, poems and stories that tell what it is to be a Burnley fan. Please check out our  website to see more images and if you have missed this week, find out more about our next week of activities starting 23 August. Everyone welcome!

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