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Shedding light on key Evesham landmarks

Evesham Editorial 20th May, 2018   0

A MAJOR new project will shine a light on some of Evesham’s much-loved landmarks this autumn.

‘Enlighten’ will combine lighting and projection equipment with permanent high tech modern led lights that will display the rich and interesting heritage of Evesham and the surrounding area, along with different aspects of the town’s history.

The lights will also be flexible enough to change colours to whatever suits the occasion, such as green for the Asparagus Festival.

The project has been made possible thanks to £112,000 secured by Wychavon council chiefs from planning contributions.

Evesham Town Council and Worcestershire County Council have also dug deep to fund the new lighting trail for the exterior of Evesham Bell Tower, the War Memorial in Abbey Park and creative projections onto the Almonry.

The project, which will be centred on the Abbey site, will also create new connections between the parks and town centre, enhance the town’s built heritage, reveal and promote the town’s history and improve lighting to public areas.

Jenny Davis, Wychavon’s Arts Development Officer, said: “It’s a very exciting and challenging project but one I think will add great value to the town and encourage families to visit, whilst also raising the profile of the historic buildings and bringing them to life in a whole new way for all to see.”

Workshops will be held at the Valley on Wednesday, May 30 and at the Almonry the following day, both from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Visitors will be able to make a shield of the Battle of Evesham, paint an Evesham church window or paint a watercolour of Evesham’s history. Ideas from the workshops will be used to help inform and inspire the artists’ final designs for the projections.

“We are currently looking for people to upload old photos of Evesham and photos of artefacts that they think may be of interest to people onto the new website,” Jenny added.

Visit or search from ‘enlighten project on Facebook for more information.

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