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Children bury time capsule to celebrate 50 years of Bransholme

Pupils from five Bransholme primary schools are coming together to create a time capsule as part of the Hull estate’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Named Time To Celebrate, the capsule project involves children from Northcott Special School, Tweendykes School, Dorchester Primary School, Biggin Hill Primary School and Cleeve Primary School.

Children from each of these schools will be joined by councillor Helene O’Mullane and Bransholme’s first ever resident, 86-year-old Margerie Ellerby, for the time capsule burial at North Point Shopping Centre this Friday from 2.30pm.

Alongside the event, there will be an exhibition of artwork and photography inspired by the local community. Part creative, part documentary, the exhibition has been produced by some of Bransholme’s youth and community groups in collaboration with Bransholme Community Arts Enterprise (BCAE) artists Frances Kelly and Wayne Walton.

This exciting project is part of Bransholme 50, a year-long celebration marking 50 years of the vibrant Hull community that aims to create opportunities for residents to participate in events and activities. Organised by BCAE, Bransholme 50 is supported by the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 Creative Communities Programme.

Chris Smith from BCAE, said: “We are delighted with the response from local schools and community groups.  I would also like to thank North Point Shopping Centre for their support of the Bransholme 50 project and for committing to hosting the time capsule.”

There are many other exciting opportunities happening in Bransholme this year that people can get involved with. This includes; films, exhibitions and public works of art marking local points of interest which will be a lasting legacy to the project.

In the same week as Time To Celebrate, BCAE will team up with arts organisation Last Station to put on art workshops for another project, Design a Flag for Bransholme.

These will take place on:

-Tuesday 13 June, 12.30pm – 4pm at Bodmin Road Church

-Wednesday 14 June from 10am – 1pm at Bodmin Road Church

-Wednesday 14 June from 5pm – 7pm at Dorchester Primary School

All of the workshops are free and everybody is welcome, with artworks being displayed at North Point Shopping Centre on Friday 16 June before a final flag will be selected to be flown at Bransholme’s fire station.

Martin Green, Director of Hull 2017, said: “Our Creative Communities Programme is taking Hull 2017 right to people’s doorsteps and ensuring that this amazing year can be enjoyed by everyone.”

Bransholme residents have an extra reason to celebrate this year with the estate’s 50th anniversary and I encourage everyone to support all the brilliant events being organised as part of Bransholme 50.

Bransholme 50 is a year-long Hull 2017 Creative Communities project.