SADDLEWORTH MUSEUM is inviting locals to get involved with its first community art project as it prepares for its re-opening after a £1.25million makeover.
The Museum on Uppermill High Street closed in September 2015 to undergo its biggest facelift since 1979 thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund for the ‘Into the Future’ project.
There will be a front extension and new entrance, a further side extension plus interior re-designing, new toilets, and a new shop and tourist information service.
Now, as the building work draws to a close, the Museum’s preparation for the re-opening to the public includes launching a ‘Take One Triangle’ project.
The aim is to make 51.2m of fabric bunting which celebrates the local area and will be displayed to commemorate the exciting re-opening.
Individuals, groups or businesses are all welcome to draw, collage or appliqué a design onto a triangle to show what Saddleworth means to them, whether it’s a local view, landmark or person.
Simply use the template sizes below or buy a ‘Make Pack’ for £2 from the Museum Shop (open 1pm-4pm daily) and return your completed triangle by Friday, August 19.
Alternatively, come along to one of the free drop-in workshops in August and have a go at creating a triangle to be added to the final bunting.
For more information about the project, email learning officers Cat Jessop and Lindsey Milnes at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the Museum on their website: www.saddleworthmuseum.co.uk or Facebook page