12:31PM, Wednesday 16 May 2018
Norden Farm wants to put some of the funding towards a community kite flying festival. Photo:Owen Richards.
Norden Farm has been awarded £62,000 in National Lottery funding for a new project.
The project is intended to engage the ‘local diverse communities and overcome challenges around isolation and division’.
The Altwood Road arts venue has already run a variety of projects aimed at promoting ‘community cohesion’.
The funding will allow the centre to create a Christmas show on the theme of identity and diversity, about a family who are different and for various reasons don’t ‘fit in’.
Jane Corry, chief executive and artistic director at Norden Farm, said: “Our projects celebrate difference and encourage togetherness.”
“This project enables us to continue our exploration of the role the arts can play in addressing social isolation, acting as a catalyst for connectivity.”
Norden Farm will also hold a new kite flying festival with families designing and building their kites and then flying them together.
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