Grantham Action Zone

A programme funded by Historic England

'Rediscovering Grantham' Winter Sculptures

5 Dec 2020 – 6 Jan 2021

Narrow Westgate, Grantham NG31 6LT

About the Project

Discover an exciting new collection of sculptures in Grantham’s town centre, part of a cultural pilot programme funded by Historic England. The colourful temporary sculptures have been created by local artists conveying the community’s reflections of Grantham during lockdown.

Historic England has awarded South Kesteven District Council funding to run the project as part of the Government’s High Street Heritage Action Zone programme announced earlier in 2020.

Working with members of the Grantham arts community and in association with Grantham Arts Trail, sculptural artworks incorporating recycled and green materials have been designed and created.

These will be sited using six of the existing Christmas Tree mounts on Westgate in Grantham, forming a short trail for residents and visitors to explore.

The sculptures will be lit at night and they will form part of Grantham’s Christmas light display until 6th January 2021.

Inspiration has come from residents and community groups and concepts are as diverse as wildlife, angels, bicycle wheels and bubbles. The artists involved include Claire Carrington, Anne-Marie Kerr, Angela Thorpe, Emilie Nunn, Lumo Workshop and Grantham College students Cara Newton and Marcus Miller.

Councillor Rosemary Trollope-Bellew, the Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy at SKDC, said:

“The project offers a marvellous opportunity for a group of local artists to let their imaginations take flight in the creation of this trail.”

The works will celebrate Grantham town centre and are inspired by its people.”

The project is just the start of a programme of work that will bring together creative individuals and cultural organisations from across the town, working in collaboration to entertain and inspire residents and visitors over the coming months.”

 Learn more about Winter Sculptures

 Learn more about Winter Sculptures

About High Street Heritage Action Zones

Historic England is working with local people and partners through grant funding and sharing our skills to help breathe new life into high streets that are rich in heritage and full of promise – unlocking their potential and making them more attractive to residents, businesses, tourists and investors.

The High Streets Heritage Action Zones scheme, backed by government funding, aims to help with the recovery of local high streets from regenerating historic buildings to helping to engage local communities through art and cultural projects.

About Historic England

Historic England is the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s spectacular historic environment, from beaches and battlefields to parks and pie shops.

They protect, champion and save the places that define who we are and where we’ve come from as a nation.

They care passionately about the stories these places tell, the ideas they represent and the people who live, work and play among them. Working with communities and specialists they share their passion, knowledge and skills to inspire interest, care and conservation, so everyone can keep enjoying and looking after the history that surrounds us all.