Families flock to mosaic workshop

 Borough Mayor,  Colin Manning and Mayoress  Julie Manning at the workshop.

Borough Mayor Colin Manning and Mayoress Julie Manning at the workshop.

Families flocked to a special mosaic workshop to help decorate a model spitfire in King’s Lynn on Saturday.

People, ranging in age from 5 to 75, showed off their creative flair at the unique event in the Vancouver Quarter, including West Norfolk Mayor Colin Manning.

It was the first of three workshops being held in the shopping centre ahead of the launch of a trail of the famous planes, which will be on display throughout the town from next month until September.

Abbie Panks, centre manager, said: “This workshop proved very popular and we’ve had some excellent feedback from parents who brought their children along.

“Clearly this event was a big hit across the generations from primary school pupils to pensioners and it was wonderful to see so many children having fun and really getting involved in this project and asking questions about the planes and the Battle of Britain.

“There will be plenty of other free events in the Vancouver Quarter this year, including the return of our very popular Halloween event and Christmas Grotto. Follow us on Twitter, like our page on Facebook and keep an eye on our website for details of events when they are confirmed.”

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The next spitfire mosaic workshop will take place between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 4 July next to Costa Coffee and opposite Wilkinson on New Conduit Street. A third date, yet to be confirmed, will be announced in due course.

There are still plenty of places available for the 30-minutes sessions throughout the day to join artist Carolyn Ash, who was behind one of the striking GoGo Dragons that launched in Norwich at the weekend.

42 F King’s Lynn Squadron Air Training Corps is organising the spitfire trail as the squadron gears up to exercise their Freedom of the Borough for the first time on July 18. The squadron will parade along South Quay to King Staithe square at 12 noon, before a flypast by a Grace Spitfire at 1pm.

As well as the model spitfire, yet to be named, being brought to life in these special workshops, the Vancouver Quarter has also sponsored another spitfire which will be decorated by Mrs Ash.

To reserve places at the next workshop for your family go to www.spitfire-workshops.eventbrite.co.uk​

 

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