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Littlehampton Station showcases Young Cultural Changemakers art

A new mural has been unveiled at Littlehampton Station as part of the Young Cultural Changemakers programme.

The programme, supported by Arts Council England, Arun District Council and the Safer Arun Partnership, aims to encourage young people to make positive, creative change within their community. Participants are supported to explore and express ideas, which are brought to life as creative projects that will have a lasting impact where they live.

Through a series of workshops, students at the West Sussex Alternative Provision College worked with youth charity Artswork to create the artwork, which reflects the students’ feelings about Littlehampton and the risks and challenges of being a young person not in mainstream education.

Southeast Communities Rail Partnership provided support in getting the artwork installed at Littlehampton Station. The completed exhibition comprises the permanent mural outside the station as well as a temporary poster display in the waiting rooms, ticket office and on the platforms.

The unveiling ceremony at the station was attended by Littlehampton Town Councillors, the Town Clerk and Community Resources Officer, students and staff from the West Sussex Alternative Provision College and representatives from Artswork.

Rowena Tyler, Sussex Coast Line Officer at Southeast Communities Rail Partnership, said: “The enthusiasm for utilising the railway station as a showcase for both the temporary exhibition and the long term mural on what was an unused area outside the station has made this project a joy to work on.”

Councillor Freddie Tandy, Littlehampton Town Mayor, said: “It is fantastic to see local young people working to improve their environment in conjunction with Artswork, the railway and Southeast Communities Rail Partnership. The mural provides an excellent welcome to visitors and locals arriving at the station.”

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