Seven unemployed people are being helped back into work thanks to the latest strand of a successful art and landscape project.
The participants are being given the chance to develop and learn skills in the creative and gardening industries after joining the Social Inclusion Project at Lynn Arts Centre.
The initiative is part of the two-year Arts, Cities and Landscape project, a partnership between West Norfolk Council and Amiens in France, and funded by the EU.
Arts Centre director Liz Falconbridge said the participants will learn about the history of garden design, how to garden with wildlife in mind and work alongside the council’s grounds maintenance team on a range of planting schemes.
The project will culminate in the creation of a new garden at the Arts Centre, which will open for public viewing in July.
Participants will get to work with a range of creative practitioners including garden designer Tamara Bridge, ceramicist Paul Ebbens, and artist Karin Forman, and also get practical help with writing CVs and job applications and interview skills.
Tamara Bridge (left) is pictured with some of the participants, from left, Stan Sloboda, David Hall and Rosemary Nichols, at the start of the project last week.