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The Boat Project sets sail in Bexhill

Pop down to the De La Warr Pavilion this weekend and donate your old wood to a unique London 2012 Olympics project.
21st Jul 11 5:42 pm
By Rob McDonald

Rother District Council are calling for local residents and visitors to donate their wood to an extraordinary project held in Bexhill this Saturday (July 23).

The Boat Project, coordinated by performance company Lone Twin, aims at using the latest yacht building methods to turn wooden objects, donated by people from across the South East, into a seaworthy archive of stories and memories.

It is also part of 'Artists Taking the Lead', a series of 12 public art commissions across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

On the De La Warr Pavilion terrace from 1pm until 6pm, local residents and visitors have the opportunity to meet the boat building team including Lone Twin artists, Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters, as well as hear more about the boat build and offer their wood donation.

Coinciding with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games celebrations, the 30ft sailing boat will set sail on its maiden voyage before being gifted back to the region as a permanent resource for the public.

But Lone Twin need wood and lots of it. But not just any old wood. Whether it's a pencil or a piano, extraordinary or mundane, they want something that's a part of the individual or the local community; something with a unique story to tell.

The event is one of two celebratory open weekends hosted by Bexhill and supported by the Rother District Council Arts Development.

The morning will open with a vibrant children's parade by Hastings based community arts company, Radiator Arts, in collaboration with local schools at a ‘Party In the Park' family fun event in Egerton Park.

Further arts and sports performances will include: sports fun with Active Ladies, tennis taster sessions, bowls, capoeira, basketball, street games, fitness training, traditional Punch & Judy, stalls and much more.

For more information on The Boat Project visit the website: www.theboatproject.com 

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