We’ve just commissioned some urban art at Hesters Way!
Just days after the end of the fantastic Cheltenham Paint Festival, HWP were offered the artist Samer to paint on the wall at Hesters Way Community Resource Centre. His work in Cheltenham includes the “gannets” adjacent to Woody’s veg stall on the High Street from 2018 and the “cat” on Albion Street form the 2019 festival.
Flower Bird was completed on September 12th and we hope you’ll agree adds a superb new perspective to the centre.
A sports drop-in a will take place over the summer holidays including coaching from Bridge Football Academy at the MUGA next to Oasis on Coronation Square. Activities will start at 2pm and run till 4.30pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the holidays from 29th July
The latest version of the Viewpoint magazine is hot off the virtual press and can be downloaded here. Hard copies will be distributed to the usual places next week. Hopefully that will herald the coming of summer!
The piece of artwork here known as the Dragon was designed by Rob Olins, from Coleford in the Forest of Dean. Rob held workshops at the Hesters Way Library, Rowanfield Junior School and at the Easter Eggstravaganza 2017 at which people could work with him to come up with ideas for the piece.
The design is now finished and installation of two sound mirrors, a series of sleeper benches and linked paths is nearly complete.
The landscaping has been complemented by tree and wildflower planting.
The fencing will be removed once the seeds have germinated when everyone will be welcome to enjoy the new installation.
A Sports Drop-In and Graffitis project sponsored by The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire will take place over the Easter holidays when artist Tim Martin will run workshops to produce a piece of urban art on panels attached to the nearby fence. There will also be a sports coaching project at the MUGA running at the same time.
Oasis will be the hub of further activities for young people over the holidays so look out for exciting arts and crafts and food opportunities too. Its all action over Easter in the West of Cheltenham!
With the support of local community members and the 41st Scouts we planted 5 prunus sargentii (cherry trees) adjecent to the new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) at Oasis on Princess Elizabeth Way.
The trees were sponsored by former Hesters Way and St Silas Vicar and HWP Chair, Philip Smith; former Councillor and Mayor and HWP director, Pat Thornton; Cheltenham Borough Homes and Hesters Way Partnership