Talented Kingsmead students prepare for Festival

Students at Kingsmead Community School may have their minds on the summer holidays, but they’ve been thinking even further ahead and working hard to showcase their talents as part of the 10 Parishes Festival in September.

A group of Year 9 Art students worked on a special landscape painting project with artist Tess Armitage, while other Year 9 students worked with artist Tilly Willis on African landscapes – all producing vibrant and exciting art work to feature at the Festival.

Both local artists Tess and Tilly are well known professionals who are themselves taking part in the 10 Parishes Festival.  And the Kingsmead students work will be proudly on display at the school’s own venue.

The group who worked with Tess collaborated on a Celebrating Somerset event to produce beautiful winter and other landscapes, while on a sunnier theme Tilly, who has worked widely in Africa, helped students with African paintings as part of the school’s Zambian Exchange programme.

Come September the students’ work will be showcased as part of the Festival at Kingsmead’s very own venue, The Base Youth Centre. The school is also hosting a special Festival café there, to be run by the 10Community Youth group which includes students from the school.

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