A PROJECT which hopes to celebrate the local community through the medium of art is seeking artists who live and work in the area to get involved.

The Prudhoe Community Partnership Arts Festival and Trail will take place from July 10 to 24.

A virtual tour is planned and a foot trail will also go ahead - coronavirus restrictions permitting - with local artists wanted to display their work in shops and community venues.

The virtual tour of the town will be filmed with interviews by artists and local people. It will be later made available via social media and the Spetchells Centre website. Young peoples services Prudhoe Youth Project, Northumberland County Council Youth Services and Happy Faces are involved in the project and locals schools are being asked to contribute artwork for display.

It is hoped that DVDs of the tour can later be given to care homes for residents to enjoy, celebrating the town and the opening of the retail sector.

Musical background will be provided by local musicians and groups.

Anyone interested in finding out more can do so by emailing spetchells@prudhoe.org

The project is funded by a grant from Northumberland Community Chest with Prudhoe Community Partnership, Arts and Culture Fund. Technical support is from Peter Surridge, of Ridgetek Web Solutions.