Our normal children’s holiday activities may be taking a break from the building this summer, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t still have heaps of exciting free activities for you to try at home, or in the garden.
Tŷ Pawb’s Market court and food hall are now open 10am – 4pm Mon-Sat, with selected Food Court traders offering take-away until 6pm.
The Car Park will also be open and parking will be FREE!
The toilets will be open with safety measures in place.
A one way system will be in place and there will be restrictions on the amount of people allowed in the building at any one time. Entry is via Market Street. Exit is via Market Street Car-Park (ramp available for access).
Hand sanitising stations have been installed at the entrances and social distancing reminders are located around the building. There will also be a staff member at the entrance to give guidance and answer any queries.
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for People said, “It’s excellent news that Tŷ Pawb, the General Market and Butchers Market have reopened to the public. The teams at Tŷ Pawb and the other town centre markets have been working tirelessly to ensure the safety of both traders and visitors. The markets and Tŷ Pawb will look a little different with one way systems put into place, hand sanitizing stations and staff on hand to answer any questions. I would like to thank all traders and staff for working so hard to ensure that they can open safely to the public.”
Cllr Terry Evans Lead Member for Economic Development said, “This is excellent news for our traders who have been understandably worried about their businesses since they were shutdown in March. It means they can once again open for business and we have been planning for this event over the past few weeks.”
Great things happen when we all work together and that’s certainly the case with this fantastic project that’s seen 99 art packs delivered to children in Wrexham so far, with even more set to follow.
The ‘arts pack’ project is a joint effort between Tŷ Pawb and the ‘At The End Of The Rainbow’ food bags scheme, made up from a partnership of Wrexham Family Information Service, WCBC School Meals Catering Service and AVOW volunteers.
The partnership identified the families that would benefit most from receiving the art packs, Tŷ Pawb provided the art packs, designed and purchased specifically for this project, as part of their work funded by Arts Council of Wales. Then the 99 packs were delivered by brilliant AVOW volunteers to families in Wrexham, and will supply 168 children.
There are also a further 15 packs arranged to go out, which will benefit another 40 children…so the project means over 200 children will have access to the packs in total…amazing!
What’s in the art packs?
Each art pack comes in an A3 zipped plastic folder and contains:
• 1 x A4 sketchbook
• 1 x A5 sketchbook
• Watercolours set with 14 different colours
• 2 x brushes (small and medium)
• 1 x eraser
• Graphite drawing pencils
• 1 x pack of 12 colouring pencils
• 1 x pack of 12 oil pastels
• 1 x pack of 12 felt tip pens
• 1 x glue stick
• A selection of card in primary colours
• 4 x print outs of art activity workshops from our Family Art Club (Welsh and English)
“A great additional resource for families at this time”
With many families in need of some extra resources to entertain their children due to the ongoing pandemic, the work that’s gone into making this possible has been greatly appreciated, particularly the effort of kind volunteers.
Tricia Bridgewater, At The End Of The Rainbow Project Lead, said: “The craft bags have been a great additional resource for families at this time. It just shows what can be achieved if we all pull together. AVOW volunteers have made it possible for these amazing resources to be delivered direct to families across Wrexham.”
“A fantastic example of how working together can really benefit the community”
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for People – Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety said: “This is a fantastic example of how working together can really benefit the community. The arts pack project wouldn’t have been possible without these services coming together to make sure the materials reach families in Wrexham who can get real use from them. Well done to everyone involved.”
Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Children’s Services, said: “Thank you very much to Tŷ Pawb for their very kind donation, and great praise must go to everyone who has worked extremely hard to make this happen. The fact that over 200 children get to use the art packs shows what a tremendous success the partnership has been. We can’t wait to see the children’s artistic efforts now.”
Wrexham Family Information Service
WFIS provide information, advice and assistance to families in the Wrexham area about a number of key topics including: childcare, parenting support, children and young people’s services, help with costs of childcare, services for disabled children and children with additional needs…and much more relating to childcare.
You can contact WFIS by phone on 01978 292094. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tŷ Pawb is inviting traditional and contemporary artists from across the globe to submit works for a brand new exhibition this October.
The Tŷ Pawb Open will be the first exhibition to be held at Wrexham’s multi-award winning markets, community and arts centre since its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The theme of the exhibition is an “exhibition celebrating lockdown creativity” and there is a particular interest in seeing how artists locally, nationally and internationally have continued to make work within the confines of lockdown.
Artists can submit up to three works. The deadline for entries is 12pm on July 31.
The Tŷ Pawb Open Exhibition itself will open on October 3, 2020 and run until December 23, 2020.
There are four prize categories for entrants, including the Judges Prize (£1000), People’s Prize (£500), Adaptability Prize for the most inventive response to lockdown (£500) and Young Person’s Prize (£250)
For full details visit: www.typawb.wales/ty-pawb-open
Cllr Hugh Jones, Wrexham County Borough Council’s Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “The creative community around the globe has been hit hard by the pandemic and artists have had to find new ways of working and supporting each other through this difficult time. This exhibition will be a celebration of the creativity, innovation and resilience that has been developed by artists in lockdown all over the world over the last few months.
“We are encouraging artists all over the world to submit works and get involved and we are looking forward with great excitement to be able to open this exhibition to the public in October.”
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- FREE training sessions for artists! Running creative workshops online. Limited spaces available…
- Market, Food Court and Car Park to reopen
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