‘Our Somerset Stories’ is an exciting new project run within four rural Somerset communities – Stogursey, Spaxton, Williton, and Otterhampton.
The project sees schools working with writers and artists to create new work inspired by their community past, present and future, leading to publications, exhibitions, creative archives and new folk traditions. This runs alongside creative workshops for the wider community, and celebration events for everyone to enjoy.
Creative Lead Alice Maddicott co-ordinates the project for Halsway Manor: “We’ll be creating new opportunities for people to discover and be inspired by their folk history and heritage, and celebrate what makes their community special to them.”
The project has been made possible by the awarding a grant of £39,000 from the Hinkley Point C Community Fund (HPC Community Fund).
HPC Community Fund is managed by Somerset Community Foundation to help local communities mitigate the impacts of Hinkley Point C and maximise the opportunities that arise from the development for the communities (in Somerset) through schemes, measures and projects which promote the economic, social or environmental well-being of those communities and enhance their quality of life.