Monday 14 July 2014

"Dress to Impress" - A Round Up of the Community Banners on York City Walls

Clifford's Tower (detail from Nest of Makers banner)

I think you'll all agree that the 5m long community banners which appeared on York's City Walls as part of the "Dress to Impress" project were impressive.  You may still have time to see them.  But if not here are the ones I've seen.

By Lendal Bridge Archway ...

York Community Artists
SMTIM - Children in Care Council
River Foss Society
York Environment Forum
York Greenpeace
Canon Lee School

From the West Offices Archway to Toft Tower opposite the Railway Station ...

Planet South Bank

Holgate Windmill
31st St Hilda's Brownies
Edible York
Breast Cancer Campaign

Refugee Action York
Fulford Barracks Youth Club
St Nicks Fields
Accessible Arts & Media
1st Heslington Brownies
Quilt Museum & Gallery
Community Sparks
York Time Bank
Beehive Pre-school
Fulford Brownies
Albion Avenue Club
York Retreat
Growing Together
Haxby Road Children's Centre
Nest of Makers (the group I belong to!)
St Leonard's Hospice
York Carnival/York Curioser

From Toft Tower to Micklegate ...

Occasional Painters
St Oswald's Creative Writing Club
Clifton Parish Church
Artbus 2
Playtime Speech Unit
Copmanthorpe Youth Club
York Pride
Community at Carr

Home Educators
York Carers' Forum with Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors
1st Heslington Rainbows
Choose 2

Victoria Bar - outside & in ...

Good Humour Ladies Club
International Service
Acomb Recovery Unit

Bishopgate ...

Fulford Tots
Kyra Women's Project


I Can Sing & FIS
City of York Council

Poppleton Under 5s
1st Stockton on the Forest Brownies

Haxby Road After School Club

Quilters' Guild

The "Dress to Impress" project has been run by Emily Harvey for City of York Council and has been part of the welcome for the Grand D├ępart in York.  The banners have been created by residents & community groups as part of a partnership project between City of York Council and the Quilt Museum and is part of the York: Be part of it programme.  

As well as all the hard work done by the Community Groups who decorated their banners, a big thank you must go to volunteers at the Quilt Museum who made the banners so they could be decorated and to all those who helped to hang them on the City Walls.

Currently Emily is looking for a venue to exhibit them all together after which they will be returned to the groups that made them.

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