Busy summer programme for Barton’s ST-ART

By janetuplin |

Around 350 young people have enjoyed this summer’s craft activities put together by the Barton upon Humber based charity, ST-ART.

The activities, which have taken place in Barton and Scunthorpe, as well as rural villages, have been based on Jules Verne’s novel, Around the World in 80 Days.
ST-ART co-ordinator Janine Knight said that all the activities, which have been suitable for young people from the age of five years, had been well supported.

“This year we focussed on the art that can be found throughout the world and our aim was to draw children and young people away from the electronic media to get hands-on experience in our activities and workshops,” she said.

As well as a range of half-day workshops running throughout the month-long programme there have been two longer sessions running at The Ropewalk in Barton – creating a short animation film at the beginning of the month and bring the activities to a close, a five day workshop with Duckegg Theatre, Culture Club Musical,  which demonstrated different performance styles and songs from a range of places around the world.

“This year the activities have been funded by a grant to the tune of £4,920 from North Lincolnshire Council’s Community Grant fund as well as being part-funded with a grant from LEADER and this has enabled us to keep the cost of workshops to a minimum but at the same time continue employing artists of the highest calibre,” Janine went on.

Cllr Paul Vickers, who watched one of the later rehearsals for Culture Club Musical, said he was delighted that North Lincolnshire Council had awarded a Community Grant to the organisation.

“Last year, while I was Mayor of Barton I was delighted that ST-ART was one of the two charities I supported.  Throughout the year the workshops they provide for young people are of the highest quality and the theatre productions they bring into town for families are excellent too.”

Cllr Paul Vickers (second right) pictured with particpants at ST-ART's summer programme

Cllr Paul Vickers (second right) pictured with particpants at ST-ART’s summer programme

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