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'What a Load of Cobblers' Arts Council Event
The 'What a Load of Cobblers' event took place on Tuesday 14th of March. Our Community Arts Project celebration was held at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club and what an event it was!
After 2 years in the planning, Jason Wilsher-Mills secured a grant from the Arts Council for £17,500 and in October we finally began to get the wheels in motion for this incredibly ambitious project.
The project included work from several schools & community groups, with Boughton Primary School driving the project and took on aspects of cultural identity in the county & social inclusion.
The evening started with an opening speech by our artist Jason Wilsher-Mills & our very own Mary James, followed by Boughton Primary School Strictly dancers & a routine from Oncore dance, based on the film Kinky Boots.
The big finale to the evening was a performance of digital art, accompanied by a specially commissioned musical piece by John Bowman & Boughton Primary Digital Leaders (with The John Bowman Quartet). The amazing work produced was projected into the Cricket ground and it really encompassed the hard work, commitment and passion of our region and our children.
For Boughton Primary it doesn't stop there. The work that the children have created over the last 2 years has been made into a 30 metre public artwork, thanks to the hard work of Jason Wilsher-Mills. It will be open to the public and it will be the first piece of digital public artwork created for a school in Northamptonshire, and possibly the largest ever digital artwork gifted to a school, giving Boughton a piece of digital art that will create an immersive, long lasting legacy.
We look forward to unveiling it to you all very soon!
Thank you to everyone who has supported us on this incredible project.