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Lockdown art show in Stalybridge

Councillor Leanne Feeley at the Astley Cheetham Gallery in Stalybridge.

Tameside Council's new apART exhibition, which opens at the Astley Cheetham Gallery in Stalybridge on Saturday (2 October), is a showcase for the borough's creativity during lockdown.

It follows on from the highly successful online exhibition earlier this year and in the same way shares people’s stories from the last 18 months with submissions covering a wide variety of subjects, from reconnecting with nature, getting used to wearing masks, finding time to do long put-off tasks and discovering new local places.

Among them are ‘Seven Swans-a-Swimming’ – lanterns that were floated on Stamford Park’s boating lake last December as part of Tameside’s Christmas celebrations .

You can visit the exhibition at the Astley Cheetham Art Gallery, on Trinity Street, from this Saturday, October 2, until Saturday, December 4, on Wednesdays (1-5pm) and Saturdays (10am-3pm).

The online apART exhibition, which features more than 200 submissions from nearly 100 Tameside artists can still be seen at www.tameside.gov.uk/apart or you can visit www.tameside.gov.uk/LibrariesandLeisure/MuseumsandGalleries/Astley-Cheetham-Art-Gallery for more details about the gallery itself.

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