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Your chance to be part of Grimsby’s story

4:00 pm, Monday, 19th October 2020 - 4 years ago


POP down to Grimsby’s Top Town and Freeman Street markets this week and become part of a unique St James’ Square arts project.

Families, individuals and even pets, can have their pictures taken by talented town-born artist Annabel McCourt who is leading on a special piece of art to be displayed when the Square’s transformation is complete next year.

She will use the pictures she takes to make different-sized copper figures that will together make-up her ‘Murmuration’ art piece – hundreds of statues of all shapes and sizes, which represent the true people of Grimsby.

Annabel explained how this piece of work was being designed to ‘capture a moment in time’ to tell the story of the real people of Grimsby.

“Some may ask, what is Grimsby like? I will say, this is what our town looks like and here are its people. The copper these figures are made of will age over time and look beautiful, changing with the different light,” said Annabel, who is events at:

Freeman Street Market – 11am to 2pm:

  • Friday October 23.

Grimsby Top Town Market – 11am to 2pm:

  • Thursday October 22;
  • Saturday October 24;
  • Saturday November 7.

Annabel is one of two artists commissioned by Our Big Picture to work on the Our Haven arts project at St James’ Square, the other being Adrian Riley who is concentrating on using words and phrases to capture the essence of Grimsby. Both artists, along with Our Big Picture, are working as part of ‘Grimsby Creates’ – an umbrella brand for cultural activity over the next three years supported by the Cultural Development Fund.

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