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Free creative art courses for teenagers

Press release   •   Aug 21, 2013 11:10 BST

Young people aged 12-19 and interested in creative arts are being offered the chance to work with a digital photographer, a video artist or a musician.

Bury Library Service and Unity House are looking for 24 young people from the Topping Fold, Dumers lane and Brandlesholme areas to get involved in a new and exciting cultural project.

Unity House is a Manchester company that specialises in high quality media content for broadcast, online streaming and public exhibition.

With funding made available from the Arts Council England and the National Lottery, the artwork generated will be displayed as an online gallery with soundscape and photographs produced will also be displayed at Bury Art Gallery and Museum with a permanent display at the three project locations.

The project aims to create new digital artwork in photography, video and music, enabling young people to gain an understanding of arts practice and empower them to explore the arts and culture.  It will also allow digital artists to develop their craft in response to a shared theme while engaging the people of Bury in experiencing high-quality community art and providing the communities in which the work was originated with a lasting legacy.

All the events are free to attend, and include a basic lunch: 

Topping Fold Library/Video

  • Saturday 24 August (10am-1pm)
  • Tuesday 27 August (10am-3pm)
  • Thursday 29 August (10am-3pm)
  • Friday 30 August (10am-3pm)
  • Saturday 31 August (10am-1pm)

Contact: Claire Bebbington, 0161 253 7890 or email

Dumers Lane Library/Photography

  • Tuesday 27 August (10am-3pm)
  • Wednesday 28 August (10am-3pm)
  • Thursday 29 August (10am-3pm)
  • Friday 30 August (10am-3pm)
  • Thursday 5 September (5.30-7.30pm)

Contact: David Kell, 0161 253 5521 or email

Brandlesholme Library/Sound Art

  • Tuesday 20 August (10am-3pm)
  • Wednesday 21 August (10am-3pm)
  • Thursday 22 August (10am-3pm)
  • Friday 23 August (10am-3pm)
  • Tuesday 27 August (12.30-5pm)

Contact: Ellie Scothern, 0161 253 5010 or email

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Press release issued: 21 August 2013.