The Coleshill Art Space Project – Everyone Respects

CASPER will recognise Coleshill’s place on the map with a representation of the town: a statue, sculpture, mural or some other art piece on a prominent location in the High Street.  Coleshill has a rich and long history to show: –

The Roman era; William the Conqueror & reference to the town as a Royal Manor in Doomsday Book (11th Century); King John & signing of the market charter (13th Century); Stagecoach /turnpike era and Jack O’Watton, the Highwayman; Famous names of Sumner (Typhoo Tea), Digby, Wingfield and Father Hudson; the circus elephant buried off Parkfield Road in 1910; Daniel Defoe’s 20th century comment – “a small but very handsome market-town”; the town with 3 rivers (Cole, Blythe and Tame) and current town twinning with Chassieu in France.

The Working Group has achieved much in the project to date:

  • We have £10,000+ pledged towards the total fund,
  • Sculptors have been or will be assisting with ‘in kind’ services,
  • A business sponsor, Certas Energy (the operator on the fuel station on the High Street),
  • An Working Group (comprising reps from the Town Council, Civic Society, Coleshill Post and parish church),
  • Voluntary organisations like the Masons Lodge, Love Coleshill, U3A and Ale Tasters all supporting the effort financially or in other ways,
  • Promises of assistance from 2 junior schools via the head teachers,
  • Land now made available at a peppercorn rent.

However, at the moment the project desperately needs:

Pledges of any value are needed ASAP for the project to continue.  Crowd funding target end date is 12/01/18.    www.spacehive.com/casper

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