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On the afternoon of Saturday 3rd November, Wrexham Community Choir gave a flashmob performance to celebrate the launch of the A Sense of Place exhibition (as previewed on this site yesterday.) Members of the choir started singing as they were walking around the People’s Market, before joining together in the centre of the market to perform several songs to a captivated audience, including kids’ TV characters Spongebob Squarepants and Peppa Pig!

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The performance was just one highlight of a really enjoyable afternoon which featured more music and a poem performed by Childe Roland, as well as the first chance for visitors to see the work of the excellent artists who Cyfuno have brought together for this exhibition. It’s hoped that this will be the first of many exhibitions, with organiser Angela Davies thanking the council for providing the space in the market for the month of November and telling people to watch out for further details of events in December and beyond. She said “We’re beginning to establish a creative community, building on the generosity of individuals who are volunteering their time to make a visual impact on the town. We really hope to keep building on this to make more of a presence and a creative space for artists.”

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Fellow artists Elfyn Jones and Myra Ryan were quick to add their support. Myra said “I got involved because I thought it was a great idea for the local arts scene, and I really hope this is the first of many such events.” Elfyn told us “It’s great to see an art adventure which will involve some of the local spirits! Wrexham definitely needs more events like this… I hope it’s the start of something big and beautiful.” He also spoke of the potential which these kind of exhibitions had to increase business in the town, citing Shrewsbury and the North East as areas which had been boosted by thriving artistic communities.

The exhibition will be open, with free admission, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm until 30th November. You can check out the collective’s blog: cyfunoasenseofplace.wordpress.com … or follow them on twitter: twitter.com/Cyfuno1