Details have today been launched about how members of the public can submit images, whilst local schools will run portrait workshops. The promoters will select the 100 plus photographs with the aim of showing the interdependence of all the ages.
With the support of Fred Chance and Carlos Ordonez from PhotoStroud, an established photographic group based in the Stroud Valleys, the pair aims to put all the images on public display with a two-week exhibition in the Subscription Rooms starting in November. A book will also be produced, and councillors have requested that the images should then be placed online for the whole world to enjoy.
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At the most recent meeting of our Grants Committee we also awarded £500 towards the cost of staging the annual Stroud Horticultural Show on Saturday July 17th. The same amount was awarded to Stroud Valley School PTFA to assist with the costs of a community arts project for pupils.
Plans to stage a two-day progressive rock festival at the Space in Lansdown also won support from the council. The Winter’s End Festival will take place on March 13/14th with an international line-up featuring 12 bands from the UK alongside some from Sweden and Venezuela. In awarding a £450 grant, councillors said it was a welcome new addition to the growing calendar of annual artistic events in the town centre.
Councillor Gek-Bee Prout who chairs the committee said the latest awards indicated the Town Council’s efforts to support the many voluntary and community-based projects which form a vital part of town life.
“It never ceases to amaze me how many residents give up their time to get involved in helping other people on a community level,‘ she said. ‘I am always keen to talk to local groups interested in applying for a grant. Forms and guidance can be downloaded from here or picked up from our office in London Road. Alternatively you can phone us on 01453 762817 and we’ll pop one in the post.’
Article ammended online 13th May 2010
Photo by Andy Read