Canadian philosopher Jean Vanier once said: “one of the marvellous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals”. We 100% agree. That’s why we at 24 fingers are the proud official partner of The Thing About Artists, an ambitious project from Essex designers Brennan & Burch.
It’s a chance to shout about the amazing talent of local artists and prove to anyone in Havering considering getting more involved with the arts that ANYTHING is possible.
As well as a community launch and exhibition, talented duo Lisa Brennan and Majida Burch are producing a full-colour book of exciting artists and creatives from Havering and the surrounding areas of London and Essex, and giving it away FREE to local secondary schools, libraries, project partners and artists.
It’s the first of a series they want to create with local community groups working with care leavers, older people, homeless people and mental health service users. The second book will feature artwork from looked-after children and care leavers in Havering. Lisa and Majida will mentor the young people, and artists from The Thing About Artists will also teach them valuable and diverse new creative skills.
Alongside 24 fingers, Havering Changing eagerly supported the project’s initial stages to create a digital version of the first book, and now Lisa and Majida need YOUR help to print and distribute it, and hold the launch and exhibitions.
As well as inspiring a new generation of local artists to explore their creative sides, there are some amazing rewards for pledging to the The Thing About Artists crowdfunder, including a limited edition Brennan & Burch notebook and postcard, and a pre-release book and two VIP tickets to meet artists at the official launch party.
Emma Goode of 24 fingers said: “We’re thrilled to be supporting The Thing About Artists project. Havering has such a wealth of creative talent, and what better way to promote our local artists than with a high-quality, full-colour book showcasing their work. We’re sure this will inspire the next generation of artists, and we’re very proud to be a partner.”
Click here to visit their crowdfunding page, pledge what you can and support Brennan & Burch‘s The Thing About Artists project. It will keep the spotlight firmly on Havering’s developing arts scene and bring art to an audience from seven to 70 – and beyond!
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