Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Youth mosaic project in Denbighshire

Denbighshire Heritage Service has been working on the Merseyside Connections Mosaic Project since being awarded £24,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund last year.

The project – continuing on from the Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008 – involves young people in Denbighshire creating a mosaic trail based on the county’s connections with Merseyside. Subjects covered include the Resurgam submarine, H M Stanley and Vale of Clwyd evacuees. Through workshops, the young people involved have had the opportunity to learn new lifelong skills and discover more about the richness of their county.

Mosaic artist, Tricia Jones, has been running workshops. She and members of Denbighshire Youth Service have worked with young people to formulate their ideas and the final locations for the mosaics.

The mosaic trail leads from Rhyl in the north of Denbighshire to Llangollen in the south with the initial, outlying mosaic located on the docks in Liverpool. The latter, which has been created by children from the ‘Welsh’ streets in Liverpool, reflects the voyage of the Mimosa – a ship in which many Welsh people sailed to Patagonia.

There will be an end of project celebration on Sunday 6 December at the Ruthin Gaol for all those who took part in the project.

For further information, please contact : Susan Dalloe, Museums Development Officer at Denbighshire County Council on 01824 708274 or


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