£100,000 boost for town arts scheme

NILABE120306f2, Arts council funding for art in Ilkeston. Paul Calladine erewash partnership, Kate Le Prevost ilkeston school and Helen Martinez erewash museum.
NILABE120306f2, Arts council funding for art in Ilkeston. Paul Calladine erewash partnership, Kate Le Prevost ilkeston school and Helen Martinez erewash museum.

THE ORGANISER of a successful bid for £100,000 to be spent on a huge arts project in Ilkeston has said she hopes it will put the town firmly on the cultural map of the UK.

The cash from the Arts Council for England is to be spent on a two-year project to explore Ilkeston’s heritage, particularly the changing face of industry in the town over the years.

But far from being just a series of art exhibitions to look at, it is planned that the whole community can get involved with Excite, Engage, Inspire Erewash by sharing their memories of the town with the artists.

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