Talented youngsters display bridge artwork at Widnes Library

October 11, 2016


Local youngsters are showcasing their artistic talents in a new exhibition dedicated to the Mersey Gateway Project.


The display at Widnes Library features the artwork of pupils from nine primary schools who have been working with professional artists on creative projects linked to Halton’s new river crossing.


The exhibition is free to attend and is open to the public until Saturday 15 October 2016.


It forms part of the Creative Connections arts programme, which was set up by Halton Borough Council in partnership with Accent Music Education Hub and Merseylink to get youngsters thinking imaginatively about the new bridge.


The council’s Arts Development Officer, Louise Hesketh, said: “This fantastic arts programme gives pupils the opportunity to work with a professional artist and develop creative work linked to this iconic construction project that is unfolding on our doorstep.


Creative Connections is an inclusive arts-focused programme that has been developed by Merseylink and Halton Borough Council in partnership with the Accent Music Education Hub.


The Mersey Gateway Project will be one of the largest infrastructure initiatives in the UK over the coming years. The Mersey Gateway Project has been identified as one of the UK government’s Top 40 priority projects in the National Infrastructure Plan and it has been recognised by KPMG as one of the ‘Top 100 infrastructure projects around the globe’.


You can find out more about the project at www.merseygateway.co.uk.




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