Crewkerne’s pom-pom event to be bigger and better next year

POM POM GIRLS: Lucy Singleton and Meg Rose with pompom-adorned umbrella

CREWKERNE will be given a colourful transformation when the second annual pom-pom display hits the town in April next year.

Creative Crewkerne, which is a sub-group of A Better Crewkerne and District, has decided to repeat the event after this year’s successful experiment.

People of all ages, from five to 95, took part in a series of 29 workshops to produce more than 6,000 pom-poms, which were displayed in strategic locations around the town for two weeks in April and May.

Lucy Singleton and Meg Rose of Creative Crewkerne led the project and hope to make it an even better one next year.

Although a lot of people were involved last year, many were taken by surprise when the pom-poms went up.

Meg and Lucy said: “Last year it was ‘secret’, but next year we will encourage people to decorate their homes and gardens to add to it all.

“We are working to make pom-poms an annual event, and next year there will also be a ceilidh pom-pom party.

“We can reuse everything from last year, but it will be added to – and we will move things around so it won’t look the same as this year.”

They would gratefully receive donations of wool or any object that could be covered by pom-poms, like umbrellas and lamp shades.

Workshops will start early next year, and the pom-poms will go on display on April 22nd and stay up until the May Bank Holiday.

Donations of materials objects can be dropped off at the local information centre in the town hall.

More information about the group is available on the Creative Crewkerne Facebook page or by phoning Meg on 07877 206124 or Lucy on 07967 301747.

• ON a separate matter, Creative Crewkerne is bringing a professional theatre group to the town for two performances.

Superbolt Theatre, known from Edinburgh Fringe Festival, will present “Dinosaur Park – The Jurassic Parody” at Wadham School on October 28th and 29th.

The award-winning spin on Steven Spielberg’s classic Jurassic Park is set in Lyme Regis.

Advance tickets are available from the local information centre.

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