STUDENTS from Blackpool Sixth Form College now have their own annual showcase for their art and fashion work.
At the second Wow: Young Art In The Community event held in Poulton Library chairman of Lancashire County Council John Shedwick and head of community services, county councillor David Smith (both pictured right with a student line-up) congratulated everyone taking part and confirmed that the event would now take place every year.
“It shows the potential of what we can do in libraries and thankfully the county council has no plans whatsoever to close down any of them,” said Coun Smith. “They are a true focal point in the community and certainly not just about borrowing books any more.
“They are a safe place to come and a place where young and older people can engage with each other.”
John Shedwick added that it was a great opportunity to showcase the art and fashion done at the Sixth Form College over the past 12 months.
“The recently re-designed Poulton Library – complete with its designated Youth Zone – is an ideal venue to showcase this young talent,” he said. “Lancashire County Council is passionate about encouraging young people to use their libraries more and an event like this is a wonderful example of that so when the college asked if it come back we were only too pleased to say ‘yes’ – and we hope that is the case for many years to come.”
Wow: Young Art In The Community combined a fashion and clothing show catwalk display with an art exhibition by Btec and A level students.
Fashion was featured by Rhiannon Moss, Emma Carson, Katie Jackson, Amy Hartup and Erin Wilson – Btech Fashion & Clothing; Kim Cross, Jess Johnson and Laura Tingle – Btec Art & Design; Caitlyn Hudson and Rachel McLellan - A level Textiles.
Art work and photography was produced by Kent Lau, Danny Huckerby, Ashleigh Barry, Jacob Lawton, Jack Douthwaite, Ian Dale, Jordan Slater, Lilly Marshall, Nikki Ng, Kim Cross, Jess Sherwin, Jess Johnson and Laura Tingle.