Well done Young Leaders!

Well done to our Young Leaders Group from our Young History Makers project. During lockdown they completed and received the certificates for their Silver Arts Awards!!

Our Young Leaders worked really hard in 2020 attending a range of creative and heritage based workshops, including a weeks work placement with Canterbury Archaeological Trust, artefact recording sessions with Whitstable Community Museum Group and a ceramics course with Clay Space Studios. The group even planned, curated and installed their own exhibition Pudding Pan Rock and a Community Meal in February 2020. The exhibition featured art work created by the group and other young people during the project, alongside archaeological artefacts from Canterbury Archaeological Trust and Whitstable Museum. They are a dedicated and ambitious group who rose to every challenge that came their way, including having to complete some of their Arts Award portfolio work during the lockdown period. We are so very proud of our Young Leaders and all that they have achieved.

The Young History Makers project was funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund . The Horsebridge Arts Centre partnered with Canterbury Archaeological Trust and Whitstable Community Museum Group to deliver the year-long project . It was a unique opportunity for young people aged 11-25 to work alongside archaeologists, historians, and artists to rediscover the heritage of 'The Pudding Pans', and to create their own modern art work inspired by them. The Pudding Pans are little red Roman Samian Ware pots that have been dredged up off the sea bed by Whitstable and Herne Bay fisher families over hundreds of years and reused for cooking, hence the name.

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