1000 Days of Art in Worcestershire starts now

logo for Worcestershire Arts Partnership Published Tuesday, 18th October 2016

The Worcestershire Arts Partnership (WAP) has launched its new Arts Strategy for the next three years that will celebrate art across the county.

This strategy will  demonstrate the positive direct benefits the arts have on the county's economy, wellbeing and health

The Worcestershire Arts Partnership brings together both professional and amateur arts organisations and individuals across the county to champion the arts and its value to Worcestershire's people, visitors and businesses. 

On Saturday, October 15, some of the County's leading figures in the arts came together at the Malvern Cube to launch the new Worcestershire Arts Strategy 2016-2019, 1000 Days.

1000 Days, represents the period of time this strategy covers.  Over this time WAP will showcase the range of art taking place across the county and highlight the positive impacts it is having on communities across Worcestershire.  Through capturing the stories of how the arts is impacting on Worcestershire's young, old, communities, businesses and visitors, this strategy will show how the arts contribute to improving the lives of children, young people and families. 

The launch too place alongside an event looking at collaboration in the arts and the launch of Feast, a new theatre festival taking place at The Cube on November 11th, 12th and 13th. Feast is a new theatre festival bringing together top contemporary theatre with workshops and will feature in its programme the acclaimed play 'From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads'. The festival will also include a family day of children's theatre as well as a sit down meal too. For more information go to http://www.malverncube.com/tickets--events.html

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member for localism and communities said: "The evidence for the benefits the arts make to a place is both clear and obvious.  A vibrant arts community supports a healthy and growing local economy as well as having real impacts on the quality of life for both young and old people. I am really looking forward to finding out about how the arts have made a difference across the county with the 1000 Days art strategy."  

County Arts Officer Steve Wilson added: 'We were delighted to launch our 1000 Days strategy at The Cube.  We are hugely energised and excited about this strategy which will really demonstrate the very wide ranging and positive impacts the arts make in Worcestershire.'

Arts organisations and anyone interested in knowing about the arts in Worcestershire can read the 1000 Days arts strategy on the county council's website www.worcestershire.gov.uk/WAP

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