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Artwork unveiled by Colchester mayor celebrates music project at Alderwood Care Home

PUBLISHED: 08:59 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:29 11 September 2017

Unveiling of Art Work by Alderwood Care Home Residence 07. Residence, Grace Collins and Dorothy Perry, Artist, Sylvia Paul and Manager, Nikki Leaney.Picture: NIGE BROWN

Unveiling of Art Work by Alderwood Care Home Residence 07. Residence, Grace Collins and Dorothy Perry, Artist, Sylvia Paul and Manager, Nikki Leaney.Picture: NIGE BROWN

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A new giant artwork in Colchester was unveiled by the Mayor Gerard Oxford on Saturday at Alderwood care home.

The artwork, by artist Sylvia Paul, has been put together by Alderwood residents and measures 4.5sqm. The background is made up of a collage of cuttings from magazines and old music sheets and the artwork is bordered at both ends by giant piano keyboards.

The artwork, called Musical Memories, was commissioned as part of a Music and Movement initiative the home is implementing, which aims to bring the benefits of music to residents. They have been given £1,000 by the care home group for the project.

Nikki Leaney, manager, said: “We have chosen music as our theme as it is so engaging. It is about reaching everybody in the home, regardless of ability. We have used our £1,000 to invest in a wonderful mobile unit that houses a TV, a music keyboard, headphones and a tablet.”

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