24 May 2006
A unique children’s art workshop will be the springboard for the inspirational two year Heart Land project in Bury St Edmunds. Wishing Stones, will give youngsters a chance to get creative on a theme of peace.
Attention: This article has been imported from our old websiteWhile we've taken every precaution to ensure that the content of this article remains intact, it may contain errors.
A unique children’s art workshop will be the springboard for the inspirational two year Heart Land project in Bury St Edmunds. Wishing Stones, run by the Bury based Children’s Art Company, will give youngsters a chance to get creative on a theme of peace, as they think about their hopes for their own lives and the world around them.Taking place at the beginning of the summer half term, on Monday May 29, in the Friends’ Meeting House, St John’s St, Bury, it’s open to children of all ages who want to come along and decorate stones with their own symbol of peace. All stones createdwill be entered into a competition with the winner taking home a voucher for an art party run by the Children’s Art Company. Lucy Oldfield of the Children’s Art Company said: It is hoped that the finished stones will ultimately be incorporated into the Meeting House garden to stand as a permanent children’s symbol of peace.‘The workshop is the first in a two year calendar of events being planned as part of the Heart Land project which will culminate in an extraordinary concert featuring music of internationally renowned composer Tim Wheater in the town’s cathedral as part of the Bury Festival in May 2008. It will feature his 1995 composition Heartland, never performed live before.The project hopes to raise thousand of pounds for two charitable causes, one local and one international, Bury’s Quaker Meeting House Development Appeal, and an organisation working for a just and viable peace between Israel and Palestine, based in Jerusalem.Contacts: Heart Land: Helen Roberts 01284 735298.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgChildren’s Art Company: Lucy Oldfield 01284 700901. Email: email@example.com
If you enjoyed this article, please consider making a donation
Donating helps us keep reporting on positive news