Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Hello all!

It's been a while!

I hope you all had a fabulous summer doing lots of summery things.

After having a good break ourselves and being scattered all over the place, we're now all back, alive and kicking - and we've already done some fabulously creative community work!

Our first project in September was to make two of the derelict houses in Gwydir and Treborth Street, of the Welsh Streets in L8, look pretty!

Over 2 days (1st and 8th September) we had a lot of fun designing, drawing, painting and creatively improving the two houses and their windows. This has been a brilliant journey of lifting the local environment and putting a focus on these historic streets.

We split the window fronts into window boxes, upper and lower windows and painted murals on the steel shutters.
It all was a joined community effort between local residents, Liverpool City Council neighborhoods, Plus Dane neighborhood team and SOLA ARTS. All together, we had a massive turnout of 55 people who got involved.
  It was a joy working together, and the good weather did the rest to put everyone in a rather good mood.

As a result, Gwydir and Treborth Street now have 2 great looking abandoned properties and SOLA has many new friends :-D