Giant Easter Egg Trail created by inspiring artists working with Littlehampton Schools


The project builds on the success of last year’s High Street family events programme, organized by the LOVE local cultural regeneration partnership between youth arts charity Artswork, Arun District Council and Littlehampton Town Council.

A group of Sussex artists, including six from Littlehampton and two from Bognor Regis, have been commissioned to create a fabulous art egg trail through businesses in the town center and Wick, with support from the Wick Action Group.

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The schools involved will each create an egg using materials like pom poms and origami, and four large fiberglass eggs will be painted and finished by the artists, forming one of the highlights of the course.

Beccy East, Program Manager, Artswork, said: “LOVE Local is about showing how high quality art can bring our downtown to life and we’re confident families across the city and beyond will find something to inspire and entertain them in Littlehampton at Easter.

“The creativity of children and schools is at the heart of this program and we are delighted that every school in the city has taken the opportunity to show what brilliant art their children can create and how it can work to revitalize their community.”

There will be a free and inclusive arts-based launch event in Littlehampton High Street on April 9, with live music and chalk and spray art activities, and the trail will then continue to the April 24.

Jacky Pendleton, Deputy Leader of Arun District Council, said: “We are delighted to be involved in such a fantastic event which will bring color and energy to the town center and will no doubt be enjoyed by all. everyone who participates.

“This is just the latest in a program of events to encourage young people to explore their creative side and the council is pleased to be working in partnership on such an inspiring community project.”

Families can follow the trail and collect a secret code with each egg to solve the puzzle for a free raffle.

Dr James Walsh, Chairman of Littlehampton City Council’s Policy and Finance Committee, said: ‘We are very fortunate to have an incredibly talented community of artists in our area who want to engage in creative community projects. like this one.

“I can’t wait to see the results of this collaboration of great artists and young talents. I know it will be special and worth visiting our ever more dynamic city.

The commissioned artists are Staci Mendoza Quin, Felicity Jay from Creative Heart, Ben Cavanagh, Esther Heylen, Dorota Lawrie and Maureen Wells from Pallant House, Juliet Stallard from Saltwater Creations, Isobel Smith from Fine Art Rural Mission and Saatchi Gallery, Lucy Seeds, Tricia Johnson of West Dean College and the Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, and Shirley Bloomfield-Davies.

Schools that create eggs include Littlehampton Academy, Cornfield School, White Meadows Primary Academy, St Catherine’s Catholic Primary, River Beach Primary, Lyminster Primary, St Mary’s CofE Primary in Clymping and Summerlea Community Primary in Rustington .


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