First Art event to be held in Hucknall

First Art is continuing its launch programme in Hucknall and everyone is welcome to an event being held this Sunday, from 3pm-5pm, at the town’s John Godber Centre.

The First Art consortium includes Junction Arts, City Arts, The Prince’s Trust and Creswell Heritage Trust, who are hosting the project.

At the launch event, members of the community are welcome, as well as representatives of local organisations. The event will feature the first two First Art commissioned artists – Mik Godley (iPad artist) and Matt Black (poet), as well as a buffet and refreshments. Over the next two years, First Art will arrange visits to exciting arts events and performances across the country as well as bringing renowned artists into the First Art area as part of its programme of activity.

First Art chairman Tony Trafford said: “We believe this is a very exciting project which we hope will have a long term positive effect on the areas of Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield and NE Derbyshire.

“We have lots of ideas of the kinds of art and artists we’d like to bring but what we really want is for people to tell us what they want. We hope that the launch events will be the start of a great relationship between First Art and our area”.