Harwich: Creative journey for town regeneration programme


Harwich - Credit: Archant

A creative project has been commissioned in Harwich as part of the town’s regeneration programme.

Essex County Council has commissioned artists Glassball to collaborate with the community to create different artworks that discover the unique distinctiveness of the town through the project, The Journeyer.

John Jowers, cabinet member for libraries, communities and planning, said: “The Journeyer project looks set to be an inspirational way of connecting with the residents of Harwich to develop some personalised artwork closely connected to the town.

“As the project rolls out I look forward to seeing the outcomes and appreciating the journey around Harwich.”

Glassball will be setting up an installation in the windows of the former Jacksons shop in Church Street tomorrow to showcase the project, communicating how people can take part and help personalise the outcomes.

Following the opening, an inspiration workshop will be held at the unit on July 3 to explore the world of stories with poet Joel Stickley.

He will perform at 11am and 1.30pm, and afterwards, the audience will be given the chance to gather extracts and experiences for the project.

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Archive films will also be shown along with an exhibition of photographs from the project artists to inspire audience reminiscing and stories connected to Harwich.

The aim of the shop is to engage those living in Harwich, and those visiting, by using experience and memory within the context of a journey.

The overall Journeyer project will see Glassball create a variety of visual and audio material which will be produced and placed across the town.