MALVERN Theatres has been awarded £9,300 to ensure creativity plays an important role in the community celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The cash has been allocated from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by the Worcestershire Community Foundation.
People living in the district will be able to take part in exciting creative events – from puppetry and story creation, through to making crowns, carnival and art trails.
There will be a huge range of exciting activities for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in.
Malvern Theatres and Malvern Cube are joining forces to create a ‘right royal rumpus’ by way of two community murals.
Led by Ivan Jones, Bridget Lloyd and Kate Ganderton, creative arts workshop participants at both venues will paint, print and pattern murals, which will act as backdrop for an exciting afternoon of outdoor theatre.
As part of the specially-commissioned project, Midlands-based theatre company The Fabularium will devise short performances based on The Queen’s Beasts, ten heraldic statues representing the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II and will perform first at Malvern Theatres, before promenading to Malvern Cube to delight once more.
The magical event will kick off a weekend jam-packed with jubilations and party pageantry.
Emma Maggs, head of development, said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to invite our local community to take part in the creative process and to be able to commission brand new theatre.
“This is only possible due to the generous grant we received from Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund.”
Darren Henley, Chief Executive at Arts Council England, said she was excited to see this projects and others brought to life to celebrate the historic milestone.
“The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is a wonderful example of our ambition to give everyone the opportunity to participate in and experience the arts, culture and creativity – made possible thanks to National Lottery players.”
Rosemary Macdonald, CEO, UK Community Foundations, said The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was a unique opportunity for people to get together and celebrate.
“We are proud to have connected Arts Council England with local organisations whose imaginative and exciting projects and collaborations with professional artists will bring communities together to enjoy marking this milestone moment in our history.”
Anyone interested in taking part in the project – made possible, thanks to National Lottery players and administered by UK Community Foundations on behalf of the Arts Council – email [email protected]