As celebration for the centenary of the end of World War One, a trail around Bury St Edmunds has been created to commemorate the impotant date. It features 18 piece of World War One related art, created by local artists, which will be on display across the town centre until Armistice Day.

Heidi, our Wardrobe Supervisor has been involved in the trail and contributed several pieces…

‘The Hanky Line is in Langton place and was a community project in which I ran sewing workshops for people to make a Handkerchief for Peace to hang on the lines. Both Connie (Assosiate Artist Youth Projects) and Natalie (Production & Programming Admin) contributed hankies, as did our guide Gayle Wade, and other volunteers.

Some will have seen the dog I made in Greene King cafe, but I also made Peace, the bells in the cathedral, and the zeppelin in Market Thoroughfare was a Rojoart piece made by me and Jacquie, using bottles collected (amongst others) by Polly’s (Finance & Admin Manager) Unit One gym, Natalie, and the tech team here at the theatre.

The trail has been a great project to be involved with as it is collecting for Every Heart Matters, for the My Wish Charity, which is hugely important to West Suffolk.’

Heidi McEvoy-Swift

For more information on the trail, check out the website.