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Local Flintshire artist helps create community collage at The Old Court House Café

People of all ages joined local artist Helen Taylor to help create a community collage at an art workshop held at The Old Court House Café and Hub in Flint recently.

The event is one of a number of community initiatives supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund in partnership with Flintshire County Council.

“The art workshops have been really popular. Artist Helen Taylor is excellent in encouraging people of all abilities to be creative and have a go. Adults and children created individual paintings and all ages contributed to a large ‘Flint Castle and Coast’ collage,” said Lorna Jenner, local history consultant who is co ordinating activities at the Old Court House Café and Community Hub which is managed by managed by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association.

“The paintings and collage will be going on display at the Café and Community Hub in April,” Lorna added.

The Old Court House Café and Hub is the second oldest building in Flint, pre-dated only by the town’s castle. It’s transformation, by the Pennaf Housing Group was made possible with funding support from the Flint Town Heritage Initiative (THI) and the European Regional Development Fund.

Paul Seymour, Corporate Director Resident Services, at Pennaf said: “It’s excellent to see the premises so well used and supported by people of all ages since it opened in September 2015.

“It isn’t just a tribute to the staff team on site, but also to our partners at both Flintshire County Council and Flint Town Council, who supported the vision for this important historic building to have an exciting new lease of life for the future.”