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Saturday 10 July 2010


Talented amateur artists demonstrated their creative flair at a community art competition.

Held at Crewe Library on Saturday July 3, this year’s theme was biodiversity.

Taking inspiration from nature, the exhibits ranged from beautiful watercolour paintings, natural sculpture and even some knitted flower arrangements.

The competition was open to all ages and abilities and attracted 24 entrants. Many of the exhibits consisted of multiple examples of artwork, which was a testament to everyone’s hard work.

More than 90 people attended the free exhibition and many visitors said they felt inspired to take up arts and crafts.

The exhibition was organised as part of Greenscape- the environmental action project run by Cheshire East Council. It is designed to explore ways that creativity and culture can help improve green open spaces within our community.

The displays were judged by Edward and Lesley Bakkers from the Enterprise Education Alliance, a partner of the Greenscape Project. Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson presented the winners with prizes donated by local businesses.

Councillor Rachel Bailey, Cabinet member with responsibility for safer and stronger communities, said: “This was a great community event as it involved people of all ages demonstrating their talents. It was a wonderful opportunity to get creative in Crewe and for people to take inspiration from their surroundings.”

Mr Timpson said: “It was a great day and the standard of art on display was incredibly high.

“I met so many new people who really have a passion for nature and it really showed in their art work. I do hope this can become a regular event in the future. Congratulations to all the winners.”

And the winners were:

Childrens section:

1st - Leighton Primary School with their 3D and mixed media wall collage.

2nd - Oakefield Primary School with their recycled project.

Joint 3rd - Underwood West Primary - poems and watercolours.

Roxanne, Michael and Edward Bennett - life cycle of a butterfly.

Adults section:

1st Beechmere Extra Village - six watercolours.

2nd The Wool Shop - floral woollen bouquets and teapot.

3rd Sue Smethurst - life cycle of a dandelion.

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