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A call for young people to become involved with a public art project in King's Lynn was happening in the town centre today at lunchtime.

Between noon and 1pm today members of Collusion presented a pop up event calling for young people to get involved with an arts-led, climate futures project, made by young people for the town of Lynn.

This is a run up to the live spectacular called Manifesto where participants will be encouraged to have their face printed on to a cardboard box and then to strike a pose and turn heads by becoming a box head, and attending a mini festival at the Alive Corn Exchange on Friday, May 13.

Young people are being encouraged to be turned in to Box Heads for an art project. (55931060)
Young people are being encouraged to be turned in to Box Heads for an art project. (55931060)

At least 100 young volunteers are being sought to participate and becoming involved in the grand finale in May.

The project featuring the box heads reflects the playful artistic statement o consumer culture and climate change.

A spokesperson said; "By coming together for this event, young people are forming a unified voice out of a multitude of perspectives as they create a manifesto for Lynn."

Young people are being encouraged to be turned in to Box Heads for an art project. (55931067)
Young people are being encouraged to be turned in to Box Heads for an art project. (55931067)

To take part, you must be aged 11 to 25 and live in Lynn or have a connection to the town.

Sometime before May 13 participants need to drop into one of the Manifesto sessions to have photos taken to create a box head.

Then on 13 May, they will take part in a series of flash mobs on the streets of Lynn before joining Manifesto live, a mini-festival at the Corn Exchange led by art-rock mavericks Klanghaus Neutrinos.

Natalie Whitney, Savannah Andrews, Jon Baker, Karen Reilly and Rachel Drury (55947163)
Natalie Whitney, Savannah Andrews, Jon Baker, Karen Reilly and Rachel Drury (55947163)

The evening will showcase a series of artworks co-created by young people including live

animated projections, interactive art installations, and musical performances.

Further information can be found here www.manifestokl.com/box-heads and another pop up event will be taking place Saturday, April 23 in Lynn.

Karen Reilly, Rachel Drury, Savannah Andrews, Jon Baker. (55947166)
Karen Reilly, Rachel Drury, Savannah Andrews, Jon Baker. (55947166)
Karen Reilly and Jon Baker. (55947169)
Karen Reilly and Jon Baker. (55947169)


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