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Roundabout sculpture design to be revealed during live clay modelling session

The final design of Tamworth’s iconic new roundabout sculpture will be revealed to the people of Tamworth next week during a live clay modelling session by award-winning artist, Luke Perry.

Members of the public will be able to watch Luke creating a scale model of his monument design live in front of Tamworth Town Hall in Market Street on Tuesday February 21, from 10am.

As well as seeing the design come to life for the first time, adults and children will also be invited to get involved by asking questions and having a play with the clay.

Residents’ views sought on ‘showpiece’ Roundabout Art

Roundabout Art

Tamworth residents are being asked to give their input into the design of a new ‘showpiece’ landmark which will welcome visitors to the town as they step off the train.

The borough council’s Arts and Events team has commissioned award-winning public artist and sculptor Luke Perry to design a striking sculpture for the Offa Drive and Saxon Drive roundabout outside Tamworth Railway Station to highlight the town’s heritage and culture.

Artists of all genres invited to attend ‘Art After Hours’ event and get dedicated new web presence

Creative Network

Singers, bands, artists and creative individuals of all genres are invited to be part of a brand new online arts service which is being designed to highlight the talent on offer in Tamworth.

The web-based feature is being set up by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts and Events team as part of a new Tamworth Arts Network which aims to raise the profile of and increase opportunities for artists and creative groups which want to work in the town.

Free project to help young musicians get ready for the stage

Tamworth Jam

A free project designed to help young musicians take their talents to the next level will get underway in Tamworth soon – and there’s another chance for people to get involved.

Tamworth Jam is an exciting new project aimed at 12 to 19-year-olds who love to ‘jam’ but are not sure how to make the leap from their bedrooms into the limelight.

During a series of weekly workshops, the six-month project will see participants working with a team of highly experienced and professional mentors to develop their song writing, musicianship, performance and promoting skills.

Tears shed and flags waved during special fundraising concert

Tears were shed and flags waved as hundreds of people enjoyed an evening of remembrance which saw Tamworth’s choirs coming together to perform under one magnificent roof in the first instalment of a new two-year arts project.

Organised by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts and Events team, We Will Remember saw 200 choir members performing in St Editha’s Church alongside talented young singer Matilda Pratt and Staffordshire’s first ever Poet Laureate Mal Dewhirst.

200 choir members to perform under one magnificent roof

we will remember poster

Audiences will be given the unique opportunity to see Tamworth’s choirs performing together under one magnificent roof in a special concert of remembrance this November to mark the centenary of World War One.

Almost 200 choir members will take part in We Will Remember at St Editha’s Church on November 12, together with a talented young singer and Staffordshire’s first ever Poet Laureate. As well as commemorating the centenary, the event will also raise money towards the repair of the clock on St Editha’s Church.

Free project to help budding musicians get ‘stage-ready’

If you’re aged 12 to 19 and love to ‘jam’ but you’re not sure how to take your talents to the next level, then look no further.

Tamworth Jam is an exciting new project to help budding musicians develop their song writing, musicianship, performance and promotion skills before taking their music onto the streets and ‘unusual spaces’ of Tamworth.

WW1 fundraising concert will feature new song for Tamworth

Choirs, performers and a poet from the Tamworth area will be coming together to stage a special fundraising memorial concert in St Editha’s Church to mark the centenary of World War One.

We Will Remember takes place on November 12 and is the first event in the new Art in Unusual Spaces programme, which has been made possible by a £68,000 grant from Arts Council England.