Dursley Town Council

Serving the people of Dursley

Town Hall

Clerk: Mr John Kay
Jacob's House, Castle Street
Dursley, Gloucestershire
GL11 4BS

THE GREAT JUBILEE FLAG PROJECT!

THE GREAT JUBILEE FLAG PROJECT!

THE GREAT JUBILEE FLAG PROJECT!

GL11 and Cam and Dursley Creatives have come together to create a special community project for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Great Jubilee Flag Project!

What is the project?

  • A drawing competition for local school children asked to create images they felt represented the Queen and her reign. We received over 900 entries!
  • Drawings were chosen and put onto 14 silkscreens
  • Teachers, TAs and community leaders came along to free workshops where they were taught how to silkscreen
  • Over 45 local volunteers have cut and sewn 2,500 flags – we have three different sizes!
  • Local young graphic designer Catherine Waye kindly designed the poster for the project
  • Flags and silkscreen kits have been delivered to the local schools and community groups so that images can be printed (silkscreened) onto the flags
  • Our youngest children have the opportunity to paint their own flags – we can't wait to see them!
  • There are also 6 pop-up community flag printing sessions where the community can print their own flag ready for the Jubilee weekend
  • We hope that the flags will bring a bit of fun to our amazing community while they attend street parties, school events and Dursley's Picnic in the Park
  • We are working with two local printmakers Deb Brooks and Andy Kinnear. Who have delivered the workshops (12 in total). We are also providing work experience to 3 Rednock students, who will be assisting at the Pop-up flag events
  • Legacy: After the project silkscreen kits will be used by Rednock School and can be borrowed by local groups/primary schools to develop skills and produce pieces such as limited edition prints, t-shirts and bags

Look out for the red, white and blue flags with drawings created by our school children!

Posted: Tue, 17 May 2022 10:30 by Ann Lyon

Tags: Community Event, Jubilee celebrations, community groups