Face finding fun!
Alresford town centre is set to come alive this summer with “Face Finders”, as residents and visitors of all ages hunt for colourful faces hidden in windows around the town.
The activity is designed to offer visitors and residents the opportunity to enjoy the town centre in a somewhat unusual way, discovering the wide variety of shops and eateries in Alresford.
The participants’ mission is to hunt for 25 masks which have been hidden on Broad Street, West Street and East Street. Each mask is accompanied by a letter which must be written on the entry form next to the photo of the mask. Those who manage to find all of the masks are entered into a draw to win prizes such as craft kits, haircuts, wine and gift vouchers, all donated by local businesses.
Just as importantly, the Face Finding Mission gives pupils at Perins School the opportunity to display their artwork in town centre shops. Each of the masks has been handmade by a Year 7 pupil after a cultural arts day during where visual artist Teresa Paiva demonstrated the art of mask making.
Lorna Billington, head of art at Perins School, commented: “Although the children all had access to the same materials, they managed to come up with completely individual designs, and all in the space of 45 minutes! It is great to work with visiting professional artists and Year 7 had a fantastic day of creative arts activities.”
The free Face Finding Mission runs from 22nd July to 3rd September. Entry forms have been distributed to infant and junior schools in the area and are available to pick up in shops and restaurants around Alresford, as well as the library and community centre.
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