Flying the flag for healthy and sustainable living

October 30 2015

FLYING the flag for healthy and sustainable living is a new arts trail, linking Horfield Common and Stoke Park.

FLYING the flag for healthy and sustainable living is a new arts trail, linking Horfield Common and Stoke Park.  

Fifty-two large banners can now be spotted jutting out from lampposts, marking a walkable route between the two green spaces.  

The project, Flagged Up, has been led by artist Deborah Weinreb, who held community workshops during the summer to create colourful banners with inspiring words and images associated to environmental awareness.

Deborah Weinreb said: “It has been a lot of fun and a great privilege to work with such lovely and diverse communities.

“The process itself has provided community groups and residents with an opportunity to debate the issues and get involved in a variety of nature-themed arts activities – sometimes out in nature itself.

“This has brought different people together to contribute to something which can be enjoyed by everyone across the whole area.”

The project, which launched on October 10, has been commissioned by the Bristol 2015 Neighbourhood Arts Programme, as part of the city being awarded European Green Capital.

The banners will be in situ for six months, giving locals plenty of time to follow the trail. They will then be donated to community buildings in the neighbourhood.

To find out more about the Flagged Up project, visit: www.bristol2015.co.uk/hl or Facebook.com/flaggedup, or call: 0117 371 0115.

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