CRAFTERS and creators are being sought to brighten up Leamington this summer.
The team will assemble hundreds of decorative flowers from upcycled and donated art and craft materials for the project, which aims to brighten up the town this summer.
The flowers will decorate Leamington’s Pump Rooms for Eco Fun Day, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable living, on Sunday May 7, from 11am to 4pm. The event will include a walk or cycle along the newly completed Riverside Walk from Warwick’s St Nicholas Park to the Pump Rooms Gardens, with displays and presentations from environmental organisations and refreshments along the way.
The art team’s floral efforts will also feature at Leamington’s Real Tennis Club for this year’s Bollywood themed charity ball in aid of Acorns and Inclusive Leisure Education and Activities Project (ILEAP).
The flowers’ final appearance will be at the Art in the Park Festival on the weekend of August 5 and 6.
Festival organiser Carole Sleight, said: “Instead of the plastic bags going to landfill, we want to raise awareness of this and transform them into hundreds of flowers to make a strong visual impact at these events. We hope that the finished displays will give everyone involved something to take pride in.”
Anyone with plastic bags and arts and crafts materials to spare can drop them into the Studio Artists at East Lodge in Jephson Gardens from Wednesday to Sunday between 10am and 5pm.
Email [email protected] for information on taking part and visit www.artinpark.co.uk for more details on the festival and drop in craft sessions.