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THATCHAM will pay tribute to the NHS, care, and key workers with a community installation next month.

Visions of Recovery will bring a 3m high installation made up of individual pieces of art-work to the Moors Playing Field on July 4 and 5.

The installation, which coincides with National NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day on July 5, will remain in place until July 11.

Image by artist Morag Myerscough. Visions of Recovery is inspired by her work and the image is a representation only of what will be created in Thatcham (48212566)
Image by artist Morag Myerscough. Visions of Recovery is inspired by her work and the image is a representation only of what will be created in Thatcham (48212566)

The event was conceived in the first period of lockdown, inspired by the cardboard images in Lower Way initiated by Karen De Monte and the ‘Joining Together’ group.

Thatcham mayor John Boyd said: "Visions of Recovery is the latest in our lockdown recovery events which have caught the imagination of Thatcham’s communities and I am delighted once again that so many organisations and schools have committed to this project, which both honours care and key workers, but also presents an opportunity for our residents to provide a visual response to the lockdown.

"On Monday 5th July, National NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day, a whole series of national initiatives are taking place from 10am with a special flag and banner raising which will take place bearing the NHS event logo at the start of the day and we hope that local schools and community organisations will join us on this special day."

Lower Way - NHS Posters Karen De Monte Philip De Monte Lindsay De Monte age 10 (46323796)
Lower Way - NHS Posters Karen De Monte Philip De Monte Lindsay De Monte age 10 (46323796)

Thatcham Town Council is working with residents, community organisations and UK outdoor arts company, Emergency Exit Arts on the piece, with financial support from Greenham Trust.

Part of the celebrations will also include a small fun fair and dance displays for people to join in on the hour from 1pm when dance instructor Sonia Brown will co-ordinate sessions led by a number of Thatcham-based dance companies.

To find out more visit Thatcham Facebook Events page, or visit www.thatchamtowncouncil.gov.uk



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