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Artwork plans for Pant Memorial Hall

Pant Memorial Hall committee has unveiled new artwork plans for Pant and want everyone in the village to have their say.

Villagers in Pant are being given the opportunity of working with a renowned sculptor to create an artwork to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice and the end of the First World War.

Artwork plans for Pant Memorial Hall - Neil DalrymplePant Memorial Hall is working with artist Neil Dalrymple to design the memorial artwork in collaboration with people in Pant.

Neil has undertaken similar commissions in the past, including a ceramic war memorial for the community at Ffrith, in Flintshire.

Pant’s Memorial Hall was set up after the First World War to be a memorial to the suffering endured by soldiers and civilians and now plays a central part in the life of the village.

The new artwork is designed to create a permanent visual memorial on the outside of the hall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. This will allow passers-by to find out about the hall’s role as a war memorial, even without going inside.

Speaking about the artwork plans for Pant Memorial Hall, Shaun Fisher, one of the committee members at the hall, said: “This initiative will allow the greatest possible input from the local community. Everyone in the village will be invited to meet Neil and make suggestions for the artwork before Neil comes up with his design.”

Added Neil: “The mural will be made as a Ceramic Stoneware Sculptural Relief which will give it texture and definition.

“I will discuss the content of the mural with the community which will help me to create the design of the mural.

“I can then create images and other detail into an initial drawing. This will then be shown to the community for their approval for the final design before the sculpting stage.”

Pant Memorial Hall will be looking to raise funds for the new artwork through grants, local business support and individual donations.

Anyone who would like to find out more about this initiative is invited to the AGM of Pant Memorial Hall on Thursday 15th March at 7pm, where they will be able to meet Neil Dalrymple and give their thoughts about the artwork.

Added Shaun Fisher: “We are aiming to unveil the new artwork on Remembrance Sunday in November after which we hope the artwork will become a focal point for the village, and also a minor tourist attraction for this lovely part of the world.”

 

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