Leading artist to provide free workshops for Breckland residents

An artist with over 35 years’ experience working with varied organisations including Madame Tussauds will be sharing her secrets with Breckland residents as part of an ongoing series of art workshops.
Maggie Campbell will be delivering a series of workshops in May with people taking part being guided through the creation of a mosaic picture or place mat. The art workshops are the latest element of Breckland Council’s Silver Social, bringing arts to those in isolated communities with particular focus towards the elderly.

The first workshop will be presented on 20th May in Thetford Library, followed by Dereham and Swaffham Libraries on 21st May, before concluding at Attleborough and Watton Library on 22nd May. Transport can be arranged for participants with travel issues. All art materials will be included in this free workshop, along with lashings of tea and cake!
A Breckland Council spokesperson commented: “We are delighted to include an artist of Maggie Campbell’s calibre within our Silver Social project. Her 35 year career has seen her work across the UK within leading organisations, international theatre companies, wildlife trusts, the BBC Visual Effects Department and Madame Tussauds. Her experience in working with voluntary and community organisations ensures that project participants will enjoy a creative and imaginative session.”

The Silver Social is an ambitious programme of daytime events aimed at older people, in community venues across Breckland. The project uses a range of art forms, delivered by professional artists, to promote participation and independent living in our communities. The Silver Social holds events in libraries, village halls and other familiar community spaces, in target areas across Breckland including Dereham, Swaffham, Attleborough, Watton, Thetford, Ashill, Necton, Shipdham and Harling. The scheme is funded by the Arts Council England, Breckland Council and Norfolk County Council.

For more information on Silver Social events, including how to register for Maggie Campbell’s Mosaic Workshops visit www.thesilversocial.com,call 01362 656870 or email community@breckland.gov.uk

Courtesy of Breckland Council– 17/04/2019

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