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True tales exhibition – ‘Moving in: Moving on’

Wychavon District Council is supporting a contemporary art installation based on the themes of new beginnings and journeys.

The exhibition – called ‘Moving in: Moving on’ – will be on display at Evesham Library from 19 June to 8 July. It is part of the Evesham Festival of Words and is free for all to see.

The exhibition has come about thanks to the True Tales project, which saw a series of storytelling workshops take place at places across Wychavon, including at Prince Henry’s High School, The De Montfort School and Blackminster Middle School (all Evesham), Garage Arts in Evesham, and a knit and natter group at Ferry View (also in Evesham). Stories were also shared by several people from Eastern Europe who have now settled in Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

Rhubarb Rhubarb Creatives recorded the stories created from the workshops and artist Caroline Tredwell interpreted the stories to create the inspirational contemporary installation.

Jenny Davis, Director of Arts Uplift CIC, said:  “It’s been fascinating and inspiring listening to all of the stories that have come from the workshops we held recently and from such a diverse range of people too. Caroline Tredwell has done an amazing job of interpreting them in to an interesting yet hopefully challenging exhibition. I am looking forward to seeing and hearing the public’s response.”

There is a preview of the work and a chance to chat to the artist Caroline Tredwell and Arts Uplift CIC on Wednesday 21 June, from 4.30-5.30pm at Evesham Library. If you would like to attend the preview please contact Jenny Davis on 07946 585978.

True Tales has been supported by Arts Uplift CIC, The Elmley Foundation, Wychavon District Council, Worcestershire County Council, Vale of Evesham Network of Artists and Evesham Festival of Words.

‘Moving in: Moving on’ is free to see at Evesham Library from 19 June to 8 July.