Spread the Love – that’s the appeal to artists and craftmakers to take part in a unique project as part of a festival in Scarborough.
The Castle Community Craft Unit members plan to make items and leave them in places round the town.
They want others to come along to their base in the Market Vaults and contribute to the campaign,.
“Do you live locally and create art and craft items. Please get involved,” said Tim East who acts as a administator for the craft unit.
Items made will be left during Coastival which runs over Valentine’s weekend from Firday February 14 to Sunday February 16.
In the week leading up to the arts event, the craft unit will be offering a range of art and craft sessions with an emphasis on recycling materials.
“Spread the Love encourages people, our tutors and local artists to share pieces of their art with the public,” said Tim.
These art and craft items are left for members of the public to find and take home and enjoy. They are wrapped and labelled with heart-shaped tags and They are left in public spaces like libraries, shopping centres.
“For Coastival they will also be left at the venues used by the event,” said Tim.
The Caste Community Crafts Project is a creative workspace open to everyone and provides a range of groups with an emphasis on reinventing everyday waste.
Classes run each week and range from sewing to blue bin crafts and paper play to funked up junk. They are hosted by volunteers Dianne Murphy-Rodgers, Sara Semple and Jenny Bland.
Coastival starts on Friday February 14 with the first part of a promenade performance of a large-scale community play called Orpheus the Mariner – which will include a work record attempt for the tallest puppet. It starts at the Spa and ends at the Lifeboat House.
On the Saturday, the performances moves along Foreshore Road towards the Valley area of Scarborough.
Headliners include Clare Teal, The Lock In Dance Show by the Demon Barbers and Kate Peters.
There are also more than 80 free events, including many for children and young people.
Writers and Simon Brett and Deborah Moggach will be hosting literary lunches.