Today was the culmination of our ward’s Community Arts Project – Edgbaston Awakes! – organised by Artscoop and funded through our ward LIF money.
Four groups of adult residents have been taking part – based at the Karis Centre, Woodview Community Centre, Stone Road Centre and Martineau Gardens.
The four groups have been working on their own projects, but today was a grand get together and bus tour around the ward for everyone to see everyone else’s work.
I caught up with them at the Martineau Gardens site in Priory Road, where I was able to try out the bench which that group created. Using wood from a fallen oak tree at the site, they learned carving and then willow weaving skills to make this fantastic bench which will remain at the Gardens for visitors to see and use.
An excellent well organised and well supported project, congratulations to everyone involved!