Artists can help Festival of Angels reach heavenly heights

Published Monday, 19th November 2018
Be an angel and support Rotherham’s community arts project
Be an angel and support Rotherham's community arts project.

Rotherham’s artists are being urged to support the celestial Festival of Angels project which is returning to the town in December.

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance’s Love is Louder campaign is aimed at spreading goodwill and peace.

Local artists are being called on to join in with their contributions, and to help create an angel themed set. This work will then be put on display across the town centre in shop fronts, art galleries, and schools and in Riverside House.

Angels have been chosen as part of this unique art project because of their common factor between different faiths and religions.

The angels in this project can be designed in different formats from paintings, textiles, crafts or 3D objects made from various kinds of materials.

Projects Development Manager Emma Sharp, said: “We’re looking for artists to join in and help facilitate the art installation. This project helps to bring communities together from different backgrounds and celebrates the rich diversity we have here in Rotherham.”

“Last year’s event was so successful we’re looking forward to seeing the different types of angel’s which will be created for this year’s project.”

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Cleaner, Greener communities, Cllr Sarah Allen, added: “The Festival of Angels project enables people to come together for a joint cause. We would like artists to join in and share their ideas and to get their creative juices flowing to help create some beautiful angels.

“We welcome everyone to join in from around the borough and make this year’s project even better!”

Town centre businesses can also join in and get involved with sponsorship of the displays of angels across the borough.

Anyone interested in joining or sponsoring this year’s Festival of Angels Project can contact Emma Sharp at Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance (REMA).

Email Emma at REMA

Call Emma at REMA on 01709 720744