Art trail certificates on offer to children in Beeston

Children who visit Beeston’s new art trail this summer can receive a special certificate for finding all of the pictures.

A series of steel etchings depicting key workers from the town was unveiled in June in tribute to their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, families who visit all ten plaques, which are in various locations around the town centre, can pick up a Mayor’s Certificate from Beeston Library when they complete the trail.

Mayor of Broxtowe Councillor Richard MacRae said: “The art trail has had a fantastic response since it launched, but we know there are still many people who have yet to discover it.

“Exploring the art trail is a great free activity to help keep the children entertained over the summer holidays and is now even more exciting with the added bonus of a certificate!

“All you have to do is follow the trail around the town centre before popping into the library to pick up a certificate. It’s a great opportunity to get out and about, while discovering more about the fantastic key workers who have kept our community running since the pandemic struck.”

The art trail was commissioned by Broxtowe Borough Council and the portraits – which range from NHS workers to shop staff – were created by artist Lydia Atkinson

It is one of a number of exciting initiatives being launched in the town this year, where a £50m transformation of the town square is currently underway, which has included the opening of the new Arc cinema.

You can find a map featuring the location of all 10 artworks here: (Opens in a new window)

Or you can pop to the library at the start of the trail and pick up a paper copy.

The library is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1pm to 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9.30am to 4.30pm on Saturdays. It is not open on Sundays or Bank Holiday Monday.

No proof is needed, just pop into the library at the end of the trail to claim your free certificate.

The ten images represent:

  • Transport staff
  • Social carers
  • Emergency services
  • Community/charity workers
  • Council staff
  • Refuse workers
  • Teachers
  • Residents
  • Hospital staff
  • Shop workers

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