Ucheldre Centre and Menter Iaith Môn would like to thank the Welsh Government, the National Lottery and the Arts Council of Wales for the ‘Create and Flourish’ grant to run the creative community project ‘Creating Sunshine’ in Holyhead. Over the coming year, Ucheldre and local artists will offer free workshops.
Manon Prysor a Creative Partner in the project explained; “Our first set of workshops will build towards the Holyhead Festival offering workshops from arts, crafts; dance, music, drama, film, to gaining confidence in Welsh and bilingualism. It’s all about bringing sunshine and creative fun and bringing the community together”.
Manon has been consulting with local groups and businesses and would like to thank Môn CF, Teli Môn, Holyhead Festival Committee, local schools, Milbank groups, Dechrau’n Dêg and Holyhead Ffiws, (a Menter Môn project) for their collaboration. There’s also a special thanks to the young people from Holyhead Secondary School for giving this project a perfect start designing the logo, and to Little Treasures for donating T-shirts.
Year 10 pupils from Holyhead Secondary School were invited to design the logo for the project with the designer at Ffiws in Holyhead. Nia Sian, Ffiws Môn’s Co-ordinator said they were happy to collaborate with Ucheldre as offering these opportunities is what Ffiws is all about. The young people have enjoyed being part of the designing and would like to continue to take part in Creating Sunshine.
From left in photo: Manon Prysor, D Layton, Nicole Walters-Hughes, Alexis McGrath, Courtney Davies, Sara Saddington, Mia Atkinson, Nia Sian ‘Ffiws’, Bobby Smith, Emily Hannah, Jessica Swain. Karl Jones, Richell Williams Smith and Abbie Marriott also took part in the designing and thanks to Sharon Bibby and the Area Youth Development Team for their support.
Today we are proud to launch our logo for ‘Creating Sunshine’ and our Facebook and Instagram pages where we will share information about up-coming workshops. You’re welcome to drop by our stall on Newry beach during the Holyhead Festival for fun creative activities and to share your thoughts with the team. Manon Prysor will be out and about talking with the local community and gathering your ideas. You are welcome to contact her through the Ucheldre Centre or via the Creating Sunshine Facebook.