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New festive art trail designed on beautiful angel wings
A new arts project is set to wing its way into the Staffordshire town of Tamworth. The festive scheme, entitled 'We are Angels', is intended to bring some Christmas cheer to residents during the current misery over coronavirus. Tamworth Borough Council's Arts and Events team is supporting a new project that aims to produce artwork of various angels' wings in an art trail around the town. The arts and events team will be working in partnership with New Urban Era, professional artists and students from South Staffordshire College. The project is also calling on the local public to help with designs of the artwork to create a boost to the town during a very different Christmas time this year. 'We are Angels' is an extension to New Urban Era's Arts Council England funding. Original artworks will be displayed along with printed artworks submitted by the general public that will make up the window displays. The project will also work with local businesses and locations across the town including Ankerside shopping centre, Marmion House, Tamworth Castle and Bandstand.
The artwork will be displayed in windows from November 22, 2020 to January 3, 2021. The idea is for the public to stand in the middle of each wing design, take a selfie and share the image on social media. The hope is to fill Facebook with Christmas cheer and angels by tagging in @TamworthArtsandEvents and @NewurbanEra. People of all ages are invited to join in by emailing an 'Angel Wings' design to: email@example.com. The team will review all the entries and choose the most fitting designs to go on display alongside original artwork created by established UK artists and students from South Staffordshire College.