Community Engagement Workshop Riverside Park: Heritage and Environment
The riverside area at the Town Mills in Andover is undergoing a transformation to create a new Riverside Park. Luscious new landscaping, brand new walkways and surfacing, and eye-catching features will really showcase the river to make it the perfect spot for people to relax, play, picnic and enjoy.
With funding available through Section 106 agreements for public art, Test Valley Borough Council have commissioned artist Alex Hoare to explore with the community the existing artworks that are situated there, and look at how the park and its environment might inspire ideas that can be translated into two new public art commissions for the park.
With this in mind there will be a community engagement event to explore Heritage and Environment at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm on the 20 June. You will only need to join one of these sessions, which last approximately an hour and are led by a local artist. Pre-booking is not necessary, simply meet outside the Town Mills 5 minutes before your chosen session.
Activities during the Heritage and Environment workshop include looking at the heritage of the park and the river and what it means to Andover.
- Build a Viking boat
- Design a frame through which to photograph your favourite parts of the park
- Explore the poetry trail and write/record your own ideas – thinking about the past inhabitants of the park, the mill and the use of the river
- Contribute drawings and writings to our ‘Creative Ideas Wall’
There will be additional sessions looking at Trails and Connections on 26 June and River Stories on 4 July - also at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm.
These sessions are arranged by Test Valley Borough Council and Andover Vision.