Residents show off their talent at exhibition

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A group of talented individuals have been showing off their skills at a showcase event after taking part in weekly arts and crafts projects.

The Bernicia residents took part in the exhibition at the housing firm’s head office in Ashington, where guests including employees and volunteers from Newcastle-based company ID, came to see their efforts.

Photography was displayed along with some pieces of pottery produced and there was also the chance to demonstrate their skills by having a go on the pottery wheel.

Creative Arts has secured funding from the Big Lottery to deliver more of the sessions.

Ally Walker 86, a resident from the scheme in Ashington, said: “When this was all first suggested to us, we all said ‘no way’, but it has been absolutely fantastic.

“I never thought at 86 I would be trying to do anything new like this.

“I had never even heard of silk painting but the painting was great and I was amazed I could do it. The tutors from Creative Arts have all been fantastic.”

The work is now displayed at Newbiggin Maritime Centre in Newbiggin until the end of August.

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