Sowerby Gateway is a new mixed development built near Thirsk. It includes; housing, a new school, a neighborhood center, leisure, retail and commercial premises. Chrysalis Arts are working with Mulberry Homes to deliver a public art programme.
The art project had the support of Hambleton District Council and Arts Council England. As part of the project Rural Arts ran a Community Programme with opportunities for local groups and schools to participate in workshops led by artists; Andrew Dalton, Helaina Sharpley, Stef Mitchel.
Within this project we ran workshops with Thirsk Community Woodlands Trust, Thirsk School, Sowerby Primary School, All Saints RC Primary School, Hambleton Strollers, Thirsk Community Care, Thirsk Library, Sowerby House, St Oswalds Church, East Thirsk Parents and Toddlers Group, Thirsk TIC and for individual members of the public.