Well done all the participants in our Tuned In Cumbria project - everyone has worked hard to achieve their discover arts award. That's fourteen new arts awards! We are really proud of you.
Also our trainee artist on the project, Adele achieved her bronze award, congratulations to you.
This brings our Discover Arts Award total to thirty seven so far this year.
This is the day we say goodbye
But we want to say thank you guys
We have had the best time ever
We think you are all very clever
Hand puppets, clay models and wooden spoons
Animations, poems, songs and good tunes
Are all the things that we have done
We have had so much fun
Thank you all from the tribe!
Written by children from the Barrow sessions
On Saturday 7 July we had our second full day Have a Go! session in Maryport. We started the day with a good game of Stand up if... and some call and response songs. A group went with our top film maker Tom and made some great animations. We had a brilliant group sing and then we went into smaller groups to sing, play and compose new songs.
On Saturday 23 June, we held our first full day Have a Go! session for foster parents and children in Maryport. We were very pleased with the amount of people that came along to take part and despite the floods, high wind and traffic chaos; most of them were with us all day. The project is aimed towards 7-11 yr olds but we welcomed young people out of that age range as well due to varying circumstances. 23 young people, 15 Foster carers, 2 social workers, a participation officer and 4 artists attended.
"This is more than just an activity they can get involved in — they are writing their own songs, making their own videos, learning how to express themselves. It’s given them a new way of life."