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Articles: Artwork launch gets MP's seal of approval

Contributed by admin on Jun 23, 2004 - 11:23 PM

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<FONT color=black>ARTWORK LAUNCH GETS MP'S SEAL OF APPROVAL

<FONT color=black>An artwork exhibition produced by people with learning difficulties will be launched  o­n Saturday 3 July at the Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone Library with Conservative Party Leader Michael Howard and Kent County Council's Shepway Local Board Chairman Chris Capon.

<FONT color=black>The exhibition entitled Kentish Life has been put together by Canterbury Oast Trust - a charity which provides opportunities for people with learning difficulties. Artwork in the exhibition has been produced in art and craft workshops organised by the charity and features a range of media including textiles, collage, batik, paintings and sculpture. Mr Howard, who is the charity's patron, will make a short speech at the launch.

<FONT color=black>Kent County Council's Cabinet Member for Community Services Sarah Hohler said: "The Canterbury Oast Trust does lots of valuable charity work in Kent so I am delighted that this artwork will go o­n display at Folkestone Library. I would encourage everyone to come along to the library and visit the gallery to see this great exhibition."

<FONT color=black>Following the launch, the Kentish Life exhibition will be o­n display at the Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone Library for eight weeks.