Part of our church’s desire is to see our local community transformed into a place of beauty (since God promised to bestow on His people a crown of beauty instead of ashes, Is 61:3), and as such, we are involved in the Dearne Community Arts’ Festival’s community art project this year, which is to create 16 selfie board celebrating local places and groups which serve our community. On Thursday, Julie was involved with storyteller Rebecca Dye and artist Lydia Caprani in leaidng 4 workshops in Thurnscoe, looking to design the selfie boards for Thurnscoe Flower Park, Thurnscoe Library, Thurnscoe Plaza and Station House.

It was great to work with school children, volunteers, residents and staff on designs for the selfie boards and to hear about the centrality of these locations and the purpose of each group to serve the local community.

At Thurnscoe Flower Park

At Thurnscoe Library & meeting with Big Local Thurnscoe about Thurnscoe Plaza

At Station House

Further consultations and design workshops will be held at GPCC on Tuesday 23 May between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. when we will be looking at the selfie boards for Goldthorpe Town Square, Dearne Churches Together, Dearne Community Arts’ Festival and the Dearne Area Team.