Creativity Works, an arts organisation promoting creativity to improve mental health and wellbeing in the South West of England, commissioned me to facilitate a new public art project for the town of Radstock. I proposed a collective letter-writing project, culminating in a public art trail and illustrated map:
Creativity Works, supported by Radstock Town Council, commissioned artist Ellie Shipman to explore the love of Radstock with local people. Ellie invited Radstock residents to write their own love letters to the town and ‘post’ them at a special post box in the library. Ten letters have been selected and installed around the town as a permanent love letter trail. An illustrated map has been created to help explore the trail and discover the Love Letters to Radstock! How many letters can you find?
Pick up a map at Radstock Library or download a PDF map to print at home: bit.ly/RadstockMap
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(This project also features on my participatory art website: eleanorshipman.com)