Curious and creative Winsford teenagers (aged 14-17) with a couple of hours to spare each week between 13 May - 29 July are encouraged to 'get into the driving seat' and be part of something big. To join the free, fun Winsford HOPE Project, no special experience is required, just the enthusiasm to try something new. Workshops will be held at Winsford Library on the High Street between 5 - 6:45pm on Mondays from 13 May - 29 July and include a late Bank Holiday Special and a July trip to Liverpool*. Taking part is free and to get involved or get more information about this exciting project, contact Lesley Dixon, Youth Engagement Officer at Lesleyyouthworker@hotmail.com or call 0783 5673 098.
The goal of the three-month Winsford HOPE Project is engage young people and incorporate their ideas and interests into local museums. Arts and heritage youth workers will be on hand to help channel ideas and teach new skills and everyone is welcome. Not only is this project the perfect opportunity to have fun and make new friends but every teenager taking part will receive an art qualification.
The Winsford HOPE Project s part of HOPE Street, a Heritage Fund-sponsored initiative led by Curious Minds, the Preston-based arts and education organisation, in partnership with Cheshire West Museum Services, Youth Focus North West and Museum Development North West.
HOPE is part of a five-year project that seeks to revolutionise the way that museums connect with young people. The plan is that it will act as a catalyst to recruit young people to take on leadership roles, along with participating museums, in the organisation of five ' Festivals of Hope', which will take part in 2020.