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Our Arts, Culture and Heritage Officer drives the council’s creative ambitions, bringing partners together to deliver an engaging programme of events across the borough.  

Lucy tells us about a recent project which she coordinated: 

“In September 2023, ten local secondary school students worked in collaboration with the council and international graffiti artists from Positive Arts to create a large-scale mural celebrating the biodiversity within our borough. The artwork dramatically improved the aesthetics of the building, which previously looked tired and in need of renovating. Lucy, Arts, Culture and Heritage Programme Officer

Watching a cohort of young people succeed in a creative environment was just wonderful! The project is a true visualisation of the impact being creative can have on people and their wellbeing. After completing the mural, one of the young creatives said that he’d “been able to breathe a little easier for a few days” while being with us on the project – it was a lovely way to describe his feelings and it’s moments like these that make my job so rewarding. 

This type of project sits within the emerging Cultural Strategy for the council, which seeks to nurture and champion the creative talents within our community while increasing access to creativity for all to enjoy and engage with. 

I love that I get to work with a variety of partners in my role – from curators to artists, teachers, charity workers and countryside officers. Every person I meet has a unique knowledge of what makes our borough brilliant and it’s my job to showcase this.”  

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