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Leave your imprint on Yarmouth library

PUBLISHED: 10:51 08 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:07 03 July 2010

A £1.4m refurbishment of Yarmouth library, made possible by Big Lottery funding, is under way and on schedule for completion by the end of the summer.

The Tolhouse Street library will then boast a new community kitchen, more PCs, workshops and studios, open plan exhibition space and a new express library area for the most popular books and recent releases.

A £1.4m refurbishment of Yarmouth library, made possible by Big Lottery funding, is under way and on schedule for completion by the end of the summer.

The Tolhouse Street library will then boast a new community kitchen, more PCs, workshops and studios, open plan exhibition space and a new express library area for the most popular books and recent releases.

The exterior is also undergoing a facelift, with a new picture window and entrance that will face the road and make the library more identifiable to passers-by.

To complete the project, Norfolk County Council's library service is inviting artists living and working in Norfolk to come up with an idea for a piece of art that will be displayed either in the library or outside in the garden area.

The chosen artist will then work on the project with volunteers from the local community and the final piece will be completed and revealed next year.

The work of art could be a painting, a mural, a sculpture or anything that could be reasonably housed on the library site and that reflects and celebrates the area. The successful artist will have a budget of £20,000 for the project and in their application they must detail how they will involve and pass on skills to the community.

Artists who apply must have a proven track record in developing and delivering community-led arts projects. Applications can be received now and the deadline for submissions is Friday July 3.

The artist's brief for the project, which includes information about where to send submissions, is available by contacting the library on 01493 844551 or e-mailing yarmouth.lib@norfolk.gov.uk


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