The School of Hope in Maldon

We are thrilled to be funded by the Essex County Council Art and Cultural Fund to run The School of Hope in Maldon, Essex. The Essex County Council Arts and Cultural fund has been designed to help organisations and practitioners to deliver a broad and exciting range of work and activity to engage with and bring residents together.

Between 24th July – 4th August 2023, we will run The School of Hope with Essex-based young creatives in Maldon. Hosted at Plume Academy, young creatives will take part in five creative workshops to explore empathy and make artwork in response.

In week 1 (24th-28th July) young creatives will take part in The School of Hope workshops, and create artwork in response to the theme of empathy. To learn more about the workshops and the artworks at the heart of the project, watch TSoH 2021 page. The School of Hope Documentary, made during the first version of the project in 2021.

In week 2 (31st July – 4th August) we will continue working with local young people to also curate and share an Arts Trail along Maldon High Street, showcasing some of the artworks created during the project. The Arts Trail will be accompanied by an audio tour, which will be downloadable to your phone and act as a guide along the Arts Trail route.

We will create a map of the trail, which will be available as a hard copy and digitally. The audio tour will be available online and accessible via QR code on the High Street.

We will ask local shops, business and heritage sites to display a piece of art on this trail. We hope that lots of people will visit the trail during the summer holidays as a free, local activity. The trail will launch on the afternoon of Friday 4th August, and be available to local residents until the end of August. Artworks and details of the Arts Trail will also be available on our dedicated The School of Hope website.

We’re excited to bring new faces and local residents to Maldon to experience The School of Hope Arts Trail, and celebrate the local creativity of Essex young people! Follow us on social media @ThePaperBirds to get the latest updates on The School of Hope in Maldon,.

Are you a young creative or teacher in Essex, interested in taking part?
Do you own a local business on Maldon High Street?
Contact or 07855 409238 to hear more!

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