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Brecks arts project gets £3,640 funding from Breaking New Ground fund

PUBLISHED: 11:47 12 January 2015 | UPDATED: 11:47 12 January 2015

The Breaking New Ground project granting £3,640 to Brecks Patterns. Nick Dickson, project manager, with Stephanie Hartick from Brecks Patterns

The Breaking New Ground project granting £3,640 to Brecks Patterns. Nick Dickson, project manager, with Stephanie Hartick from Brecks Patterns

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A Brecks-based arts project has been the second scheme to benefit from a community grant pot to the tune of £3,640.

Stephanie Hartick of the Brecks Landscape Patterns project picked up a cheque from the Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership to help fund the group’s activities.

The grant will allow the group to deliver artist-led community workshops to discover and interpret patterns in the landscape, with each workshop producing group pieces using different art mediums.

A variety of community groups will also work with the project, including groups with special needs and mental health issues, to promote social interaction and wellbeing through art activities.

Ms Hartick said the funding provided a “fantastic opportunity”.

“Numerous ways of interpreting the Brecks will be explored using different media. Specialised workshops have been designed to suit the needs of a variety of people to encourage all to participate,” she said.

The project will be holding two open events will be held for the public at Brandon Country Park as part of the 2015 Suffolk Walking Festival.

The first of these is a “Sketch Book Stroll” on May 20. The three to five mile walk will see participants produce a piece using gathered materials and sketches.

On May 27, there will be a family event called “Artists on Legs” for children to try some activities and go on a walk in the park for inspiration.

Both events will be free and bookable through the Suffolk Walking Festival website - www.suffolkwalkingfestival.org.uk

A free sketch book will be given to each participant on the day.

The Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership Scheme has a small grants fund available to support individuals, organisations and communities seeking funding for their own landscape or heritage projects in the scheme area.

The next window for applications is now open until March 31.

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