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Kirkby Gallery needs you!

by Laura Johnston

Kirkby Gallery is calling out to residents to nominate them for the prestigious Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award. The team have really gone the extra mile to make sure that as many Knowsley residents as possible have been able to join in with their creative sessions, even delivering Art Packs of materials to families and those shielding at home.

If you have been taking part in any of their Wednesday Art Challenges, Family Friday Activities, or received one of their Art Packs, the team urge you to go to the Kids in Museums website and nominate them for this nationally recognised award. All part of the Home is Where the Art is project, each of these activities have been helping people enjoy Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum while socially distancing and self-isolating.

So far 47 Art Packs have been delivered to residents across the borough enabling them to participate in the art project (pictures show Jen Parr and Florence and Jacob Cowley receiving their packs). Significantly the project has also reached more than 100, 600 people on social media.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities & Neighbourhoods said: “I’m incredibly proud of how dedicated the team at Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum have been since lockdown. They have demonstrated a real commitment to offering all our residents enriching experiences to help them connect with each other through creativity, despite being social distanced.

“I urge anyone who has enjoyed any element of their continued activities to nominate them for this award – let’s show the UK what an amazing gallery and museum service we have right here in Knowsley.”

First established in 2003, Kids in Museums works with museums nationwide to make them more welcoming for children, young people and families. Now they are looking for nominations from museums and galleries across the UK that have supported families through lockdown.

Simply visit www.kidsinmuseums.org.uk, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose the ‘Family nomination’ option and tell them what you have enjoyed about Home is Where the Art Is.