Weʼre raising £5,000 to Help fund an exhibition, of the finalist work, from a commemorative WW1 art competition, for Students in years 7-10 in the St Albans area.
- St Albans, United Kingdom
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We are a community group of volunteers who have come together to mark the Centenary year of the WW1 Armistice in our home city of St Albans with a once in a lifetime project for local young people.
In a modern world which has been shaped by the legacy of the Great War, and in which the future seems in many ways uncertain, we wanted to offer a creative platform for younger members of our community to express themselves beyond simple commemoration.
We have been running a multimedia arts competition open to local secondary school aged students, based on exploring the experiences of our local community as it was 100 years ago. We have been asking entrants to research their local community history and create a piece of work based on their findings. We wanted to encourage engagement not only in creative arts of all genres, but also in the research and analysis skills that are essential for success in the world of employment.
The culmination of the project is an exhibition of finalist work, in the newly refurbished St Albans Museum and Gallery, at the very heart of the city’s commemorative events exactly 100 years after the declaration of the Armistice in 1918. We will be combing our exhibition with public workshops and are also developing a "world map", designed to illustrate the cultural heritage of our modern, diverse, St Albans' population.
Inevitably a project such as this incurs many administrative costs. Having already successfully raised funds to cover the costs of delivering the competition element of our project, we are now asking for donations to help us bring this exhibition phase to life.
There are more details about the project on our website www.stalbanslegacyproject.org and we are running supportive campaigns on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
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