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Art for Fun Exhibition

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Art for Fun Exhibition

10th May 2017
This May, works created at the Caritas Anchor House and St Mark’s Community Centre art classes are on display in a new exhibition.

The Art for Fun Exhibition runs from 5 – 11 May at the Beckton Globe Library, in Newham, and all are welcome to attend, free of charge. As well as showcasing pieces created by amateur artists, workshops will also run on selected days.

The art class at Caritas Anchor House has been established for over five years and is run by volunteer artist Sue Hooper. Any community member is welcome to attend the classes, which take place every Thursday from 2pm – 6pm. Attendees are encouraged to express their creativity by creating paintings, drawings, collages or jewellery. The classes are informal, though help is always on hand if needed.

Caritas Anchor House, a residential and life-skills centre for single homeless adults in Canning Town, provides the space, materials and equipment for the art classes. The residents of Caritas Anchor House are also able to attend the class which, due to its creative nature, can prove therapeutic.

Sue Hooper, whose work is also being displayed at the Exhibition, said “It’s very exciting for the work of our amateur artists to be displayed in a new environment. It's a great opportunity to tell people about the art class, and I hope the exhibition will encourage the local community to engage with art".

The Art for Fun Exhibition runs from Friday 5 - Thursday 11 May from, at Beckton Globe Library 1 Kingsford Way, Beckton, E6 5JQ. For further information about the exhibition, please call 020 3373 0853 or email CN.BecktonRoyalDocks@newham.gov.uk

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