Help create a unique exhibition for Berwick

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Berwick Visual Arts is appealing to the community to help create a unique exhibition for the town.

A life-size knitted boat will be ‘sailing’ in to the Gymnasium Gallery in May as part of the nationwide Follow the Herring project, which focuses on our maritime heritage. And the public are being asked to help create a one-off exhibition around the boat.

Head of visual arts James Lowther said: “We need your help to create a unique one-off exhibition around the boat. This is your chance to be part of an amazing once in a lifetime project and exhibition and we need all hands on deck!”

If you are creatively inclined, aged eight and over and are intrigued by this project, you can go along to the first of a series of workshops at The Maltings on Saturday, January 25. No need to book, just pop in anytime between 2-5pm.

The ‘Follow the Herring’ project is a coproduction based at the Customs House in South Shields and funded by the Arts Council.

The project starts in Musselburgh and will visit 13 towns down the east coast, ending at Hastings. Each town will create an exhibition using the skills from the local community.

The exhibition will be staged in Berwick from May 12-17.