Snappers aim to put communities in the frame

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LeftCoast has lent its support to three exciting new arts projects as part of its project to encourage “creative communities”.

The programme will see friendly artists work with neighbourhoods to enable them to be creative and try out new ways of expressing themselves.

Blackpool-based photographers Claire Griffiths and Jill Reidy have been commissioned to run workshops in four children’s centres with their Whippersnappers project.

The workshops will teach children about some of the key skills and techniques needed to take a good photograph. The project will culminate with an exhibition of some of the 
images where friends and family can come along and see what has been produced.

Artist Linzi Cason has teamed up with sisters Helen and Elizabeth Wewiora (WewioraProjects) to create Blackpool Art Carbooty, a touring version of Northern Art Carbooty – a one-day event supported by Arts Council England.

Alongside the event, LeftCoast have supported a performance by Blackpool-based Harry Clayton-Wright and Manchester-based Richard Sheilds who will recreate themes of the Royal Variety.

All three of the Future Popular projects are taking place over the coming months. For more information visit