THE COUNTDOWN is on to a summer of celebration of arts and heritage.
Warwick District Council (WDC) is inviting the local creative community to attend a new summer event, Ignite on Thursday July 14, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington.
Ignite aims to build on the success of Spark: Ignite, the annual symposium for the district’s creative sector, with an evening of celebration and conversation, the announcement of grant winners and launch of CultureFest.
WDC culture spokesman Liam Bartlett said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from our new creative partners and recent grant recipients about their exciting plans and projects.”
“We’re also launching a new grant scheme, the France Brodeur Young Artist Award for young emerging artists aged 16 to 35. Brodeur was a unique and talented artist who left a legacy to encourage, support and develop new emerging artists, and it’s a genuine pleasure for us to administer this grant for talented young artists in our area.”
“Ignite will kickstart an exciting summer of celebration for arts and heritage in our district, so come and join us for an inspiring evening of music, conversation and collaboration.”
Recipients of WDC’s latest ‘Arts’ and ‘Ignite’ grants will also be announced at the event.
The evening will culminate with the launch of CultureFest, Warwick District’s cultural and heritage programme of events that celebrate the arts, venues, artists, and creatives in the area during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Tickets to the event are £5, to include a complimentary drink and canapes, and can be purchased at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/ig