Cathedral plays host to the work of talented young artists

Published Wednesday, 13th May 2015

The cloisters of Worcester Cathedral will again provide the stunning backdrop for Worcestershire County Council's Voices and Visions arts festival, which will take place from May 16 to June 2.

Now in its seventeenth year, the Voices and Visions festival, which will include an art exhibition, is a diverse and exciting programme and a great opportunity for children, young people, schools and colleges across the county to exhibit, perform, and celebrate their creative achievements.

The exhibition is open to the public during normal Cathedral hours of 8am to 6pm and admission is free.

The exhibition illustrates the breadth of talent that exists in the county's schools which includes photography, sculpture, textiles, graphics, drawing, painting and mixed media, and this year will focus on the theme of Celebration. This is a unique opportunity for the public to appreciate and enjoy the range of artwork created by children and young people across the county.

Steve Wilson, Worcestershire County Arts Officer, said: "Voices and Visions continues to be an outstanding project for schools and young people and we are delighted to be returning to the Cathedral once again".

Gail Quinton, County Council Director of Children's Services, said: "We're pleased to be putting on this event again, which showcases the talent of children from around the county. The arts help children to develop their social skills, creativity and self-esteem which help children achieve and succeed."

For further details of all these events please contact Diane Thomson, County Council Culture and Community Project Support Officer, on 01905 756 770 or DEThomson@worcestershire.gov.uk