When I grow up I want to be…


The Fusilier Museum, Bury has been successful in securing £2,000 for a new, interactive workshop to encourage children and adults to draw what they aspire to be when they are older. The grant from Community Spaces will fund the workshop which will take place during October half term on Wednesday 30th at the Fusilier Museum. The free event will run from 1pm – 3pm in the Gallipoli Garden.


As part of the project a local theatre group – Make it Public Productions  - will bring to life the stories and aspirations of past learners and tutors from Bury Arts and Craft centre during the workshop. All those taking part will then have the chance to draw what they aspire to be and for their drawing to be included in a huge picture. Once completed the picture will be displayed in the Fusilier Museum for all to see.  The funding helps support the community space of the Gallipoli Garden.


Daniel Jessop, Learning Officer at the Fusilier Museum, said: “We are delighted to have secured this funding from Community Spaces so we can put on the event during half term. It’s a great opportunity for children and adults today to take inspiration from the older generation and put it into pictures.


Wendy Jenkins, Programmes Director at Groundwork UK, which manages Community Spaces on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund, said: “As an environmental and community development charity we are committed to helping local people to improve their local neighbourhoods.

“We have already supported the Friends of the Fusilier Museum with their Gallipoli Garden and this extra money has helped the group to celebrate their space. It’s all part of our wider campaign to Make Tomorrow Different.”


The Fusilier Museum in Bury, Lancashire, is home to the collections of XX The Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Documenting over 300 years of history and heritage through permanent and temporary exhibitions, the Museum tells the rich and fascinating stories of the people who have served and continue to service in the Regiments.


The museum recently secured £1.4m funding for its ‘Onwards and Upwards’ project which will include the development of new learning facilities and events spaces as well as providing improved collections storage and exhibitions.

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