Age UK Oxfordshire (AUKO) has been awarded nearly £10,000 to delivery a creative project to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The charity was awarded £9,972.00 from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF).

The money will be used to deliver the Creative Windows for the Jubilee Project in partnership with Mill Arts Centre in Banbury.

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The Creative Windows for the Jubilee project is inspired by the ‘rainbows in windows’ displays, which spread a message of hope during the pandemic. The Creative Windows for the Jubilee project will encourage Oxfordshire communities to create window artwork inspired by the Platinum Jubilee.

Project participants will be encouraged create artworks and display them in the windows of their homes, schools and community spaces to brighten up the streets of Oxfordshire for the 2 weeks leading up to the Platinum Jubilee weekend, which takes place from June 2 to 5.

Penny Thewlis, chief executive officer at Age UK, said: “We are delighted to be awarded funding to support communities across Oxfordshire to share Creative Windows for the Jubilee. 

“We know the positive impact creativity can have on wellbeing and we all witnessed how everyday creativity, produced by people of all ages and abilities, brought communities together in very difficult times. We hope this project will enable everyone to reconnect and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee together, in person, online or by post.”


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