Transported ready for second phase

Rosie Lesurf promotes Transported during a launch event at Carter's Park, Holbeach.
Rosie Lesurf promotes Transported during a launch event at Carter's Park, Holbeach.
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Theatre shows, craft workshops and music events are among the items planned for South Holland during phase two of a £2.6 million arts project.

Plans for the next phase of Transported have been unveiled by a project team encouraging more people in the area to take up arts activities.

The project was initially launched in Holbeach in May and since then, almost 150 different events have taken place across South Holland and Boston, which is also part of Transported.

Other activities planned for phase two include an Open Book project where arts events are held at libraries, an On Your Doorstep scheme to brighten up neighbourhoods and a cultural festival capturing the unique character of South Holland.

Transported programme director Nick Jones said: “We are tremendously excited about moving into the more substantial phase of Transported and bringing local people together to make sure that projects are appropriate to their area.

“In some cases, people will see some of the best artists and projects in the country and in other cases, we will bring great art to rural communities in South Holland.”

Spalding artist Gillian Wing, who is based at the town’s Unique Cottage Studios said: “As part of the arts community in the area covered by Transported, I hope the next phase of the project will provide new and imaginative opportunities for sustainable engagement in the arts.”

Coun Nick Worth, deputy leader of South Holland District Council, said: “Transported is a wonderful opportunity for people in South Holland to get involved in a range of innovative projects that will create great art for everyone.”