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Win a Nintendo Switch in time for Christmas

Tabby and Gigi Jones with their 3 French Hens created with Arist Staci

A brand-new festive art trail celebrating the creativity of local schoolchildren and artists is launching on Saturday 19 November. Inspired by the carol “12 Days of Christmas”, the trail will see 12 pieces of art created using upcycled materials on display in shop windows and smaller versions of the decorations on the Town’s Christmas Tree.

Managed by Artswork and funded by Littlehampton Town Council and Arun District Council, the Love Local 12 Days of Christmas art trail aims to bring visitors into the Town to discover the festive decorations and support local businesses.

Making the trail even more exciting is a competition that encourages children to find all the decorations in shop windows and enter a prize draw. Completed entries will go into a prize draw to win a top prize worth over £300, a Nintendo Switch, or one of the runner-up prizes donated by local businesses. Entries can be submitted by using the form on the back of the Christmas What’s on Guide available at the Manor House and local shops or via a webform www.littlehampton-tc.gov.uk/christmastrail. Closing date is Sunday 18 December and the winner will be announced the following day. Prizes include wristbands for Harbour Park, Toys from Morrisons, a voucher for Topogigio, two lots of Sweet treats from Candy Box, a voucher for Crafters’ Corner, a large Father Christmas ornament from Forget me Not, children’s arts and crafts from The Works, and vouchers for Angel White Salon.

The project has been managed by Beccy East from Artswork, she said: “Artswork are delighted that the creativity of over 300 children from local primary and secondary schools across the town who have worked with local artists will be at the heart of Littlehampton’s celebration this Christmas. We believe quality creative experiences give children greater confidence, skills and better chances to fulfil their potential – what better values to celebrate in Littlehampton this Christmas-time.’ 

Councillor Jacky Pendleton, Chair of the Housing and Wellbeing Committee at Arun District Council, said: “I think that now the clocks have gone back we’re all starting to feel a bit festive and this is a lovely event for youngsters to get involved in – not only will it be great fun, but one of them will win a Nintendo Switch! The event will also support our hard-working local traders who have also very kindly donated other prizes too. Don’t miss out on the fun!”

Chair of the Town Council’s Policy and Finance Committee, Councillor Dr James Walsh KStJ, said: “Christmas is about being together and sharing experiences and the Art Trail celebrates that. Families whose children participated in the workshops will have a great time discovering their creations in the Town Centre as will those who simply want to enjoy the creativity on display. Don’t forget to look out for decorations made by the community and schoolchildren which will be hanging on the Christmas Tree. I take this opportunity to thank all the businesses that have supported the project, it couldn’t happen without you!”

Make sure you pick up a Christmas What’s on Guide from local shops for the full programme of Christmas Events or alternatively download it. 

 

Participating artists and Schools:

 

Christmas Decoration

 

Artists

School

A partridge in a pear tree

 

Lucy Seeds

Public Workshop

Two turtledoves

 

Esther Heylen, Do Lawrie, Deidre Carolin

Public Workshop

Three French hens

 

Staci Mendoza-Quinn

Public Workshop

Four calling birds

 

Tricia Johnson

East Preston Junior School

Five gold rings

 

Tricia Johnson

River Beach Primary School

Six geese-a-laying

 

Shirley Bloomfield Davies

White Meadows Primary Academy

Seven swans a-swimming

 

Maureen Wells

Rustington Community Primary

Eight maids a-milking

 

Ben Cav

St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School

Nine ladies dancing

 

Shirley Bloomfield Davies

Georgian Gardens CP School

Ten lords a-leaping

 

Tricia Johnsons

The Littlehampton Academy

Eleven pipers piping

 

Maureen Wells

St Mary’s Clymping

Twelve drummers drumming

 

Isobel Smith

Lyminster primary school