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Abbey Street Arts & Poetry Unveiling!

Published on Wednesday, 8th June 2022

Childs drawing with Transforming Nuneaton logo at one side

Come and see a fantastic display created by local school children.

Members of the public are invited to an event where a spectacle of art and poetry will be unveiled in Queens Road, Nuneaton on Wednesday 22 June at 2pm.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council in partnership with Warwickshire County Council invited schools to enter their pupils’ artwork in a competition held last year.

The Transforming Nuneaton Local Schools Competition 2021 was held to celebrate the town and provide artwork and poetry to decorate construction hoardings of the new Abbey Street development.

Over 200 entries were received and the winners alongside runners up will be on show for all to see.

As part of the Transforming Nuneaton Programme the Abbey Street project will deliver a brand-new cinema, hotel, food hall, public square, residential units, parking, workspaces and community services right in the heart of our local town centre!

Participating students will be attending the event, so please come down to show your support and celebrate the amazing local talent!

The winners of the Transforming Nuneaton Local Schools Competition 2021, chosen by the Transforming Nuneaton Board were:

KS1 – Lille, Weddington Primary School

KS2 - Kara-Mai, Middlemarch Junior School

KS3 - Grace, Higham Lane School

KS4 - Nathan, Higham Lane School

Cllr Kristofer Wilson, Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said:

“I am very much looking forward to seeing the children’s creations unveiled. The entries were amazing, and the artwork and poetry will brighten up the Queens Road hoardings whilst work is taking place.

"Well done to all the winners and runners up, a fantastic effort by all!”

Cllr Jeff Morgan, Portfolio Holder for Children and Families at Warwickshire County Council added:

“Congratulations and thank you to all the pupils who contributed to the Abbey Street Arts & Poetry competition. We want to be a county with a thriving economy and places with the right jobs, skills, and infrastructure. The Abbey Street development is playing a huge part in this and all of the artwork on display will make a feature of the development whilst it is taking place.”