Our Bursary Producer Claire Carrington reports back on a busy few days of Bridge-building in Grantham, as part of Imagineer’s Bridge project:
‘To launch the Bridge Project in Grantham, this April we held a series of ‘Building-Bridges’ workshops, funded by InvestSK, where communities created fantastic bridges using stationery and KNEX kits. Families, local creatives and older volunteers rolled-up their sleeves and helped print panels for our Community Bridge. This was unveiled in an event at St Wulfram’s Church on 26 April where international street artist Mohammed Ali joined us to add some finishing touches.
This has been a fantastic way of raising awareness for Bridge in Grantham; cementing us a team; building networks with people and businesses; developing existing relationships and getting some great coverage in the local media.
So far our exciting project ideas include a Grantham Arts Trail; an Engineering ‘Past and Present’ Exhibition; a bridge-building community relay; a Makaton flash-mob dance; an engineering heritage-inspired film and two community bridge-building days.
These involve a fabulous variety of groups and organisations including Grantham College; South Lincs Blind Society; Engineered in Grantham; Grantham Veterans and Camaraderie Club; the local arts community; St Wulfram’s Church; Grantham Canal Society; Chantry Dance; Shooting Fish Theatre Company; Rhubarb Theatre and local musicians and performance groups.
We’ve met so many people and had a lot of fun – we can’t wait for September!’