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The Imagine Sculpture Trail has been developed as part of the Imagine Colwyn Bay Heritage Fund Great Place Scheme. The project aimed to involve young people in creating playful and engaging public art with strong locally based environmental and heritage themes. The trail has been developed with the Bay of Colwyn Town Council’s In Bloom Committee with the support of Gwynt y Mor Wind Farm funding.

Ceredigion based Small World Theatre were commissioned through open call out to work on the project. The concepts for the trail were developed through workshops and engagement with Coleg Llandrillo Foundation Art students. Creative workshops also took place with Ysgol Nant y Groes, Penrhos Avenue Pupil Referral Unit and TAPE Music and Film’s animation club. Small World Theatre also worked with CREST to enable people on supported placements to identify materials that could be repurposed to create sculpture installations. Working with the creative ideas and local knowledge from the young people and some excellent salvaged materials Small World Theatre set about recycling the concepts into existence!

Alongside the sculpture trail a series of litter picks were held. Inspired by Friends of the Earth Conwy and led by Friends of Eirias Park local schools took part in creating a film that celebrates the importance of taking care of where you live.