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Junction Arts to work with Clay Cross community on digital art show

Junction Arts have won a contract to work with the community in Clay Cross to create a digital art show in the town as part of the regeneration projects underway.

The town is undergoing a major transformation and this is another exciting project which will involve the restoration of the ventilation shaft on Market Street where the light show will be displayed.

Utilising the £500k investment received for restoring and rejuvenating the town, work will begin imminently to bring the ventilation shaft back to life as a centre piece this winter, whilst Junction Arts will be working with local schools and families to create a stunning focal point in the area.

North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Councillor Carolyn Renwick, said, “This is a really exciting time for Clay Cross with many exciting projects taking place as part of the Investment Plan. We will be able to restore old buildings and features such as the ventilation shaft on Market Street and bring on board fantastic innovative projects like this”.

“The digital art show will be a fantastic focal and talking point in the town and I am looking forward to seeing the results of the community led work being on display in early 2021”.

Chair of the Clay Cross Town Board, Gary Golden, said, “We are already beginning to see the exciting developments coming to life in Clay Cross and this is another example of how we can help transform the town, keep its heritage and use 21st century methods to create a digital artwork display for all to enjoy. The £500k investment recently received will play a huge part in the regeneration of the area and these are really exciting times for the town”.

For more information about the regeneration of Clay Cross and the Investment Plan projects please visit https://www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk/business-with-us/clay-cross-town-investment-plan