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Visitors given chance to try something crafty

CRAFT SESSION ...  from left Emma Horsman, June Young, Sarah Robson, Lucy Anne Mackie and artist Pui Lee.

CRAFT SESSION ... from left Emma Horsman, June Young, Sarah Robson, Lucy Anne Mackie and artist Pui Lee.

OLD clothes were given a new lease of life with the help of a craft session at a Cleadon church.

Residents were invited to bring along unwanted T-shirts to rag-rug making sessions, run by artist Pui Lee.

The activity afternoon, held yesterday at Cleadon Methodist Church, in Sunderland Road, is one of a number of free taster sessions being offered as part of the Cultural Spring programme.

The sessions – run in South Tyneside and Sunderland – aim to give people the chance to try something new, including stained-glass making, storytelling, ceramics and drawing.

The event at the church saw visitors bring along their old clothes to the session to be turned into a rug.

The Cultural Spring is a partnership project funded through Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places scheme.

The concept behind the scheme is to bring quality arts activities to communities which do not get the opportunity to take part in the arts, as participants or audience members.

For more information on future events contact Emma Horsman on 427 8197 or e-mail emma.horsman@theculturalspring.org.uk

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