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Press Release - 22 August 2007

Young people create green art

Eighteen young people from Swindon and Wiltshire are this week creating their own nature-based images and installation art, in a Creative Arts Workshop at the University of Bath in Swindon (20-24 August).

The young people, aged 14 to 16, are working with professional artists to create their own exhibition on the theme of ‘The Living Forest’ to present at the University to an audience of family and friends on Friday 24 August.

They will explore the myths and legends of nature and take a trip to Westonbirt Arboretum to inspire their own stories to portray through digital photography and video, sculpture and installation art.

The week at the Oakfield campus gives the young people the opportunity to try new activities in an informal and fun atmosphere.

They are also able to find out about life at university from undergraduate students who help at the workshops.

The events are organised by the University’s Broadening Participation Team and priority for places is given to young people from families with little or no experience of university.

This is the fourth year of Creative Art Weeks at the Oakfield campus. In May the University ran its first Creative Arts & Advice Week for adult carers.

The Creative Arts Weeks are free of charge and take place at the University of Bath in Swindon’s Oakfield Campus, Marlowe Avenue. Activities run from 10am to 4pm.

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