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Group on Track to Get to Art of Matter at Metro Station

10th November 2014

THE walls of a South Tyneside Metro station are now looking brighter following the unveiling of a new artwork.

Members of the community group Bright Futures have created two feature pieces for Chichester Metro station in South Shields.

The work now takes pride of place at the station, currently undergoing a revamp as part of a £389m Metro: All Change modernisation programme.

The project was supported by Northumbria Police and its Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird.

Richard McClean, managing director of Metro operator DB Regio Tyne and Wear, said: “We are proud to support local grass-roots groups such as Bright Futures.

“The group provides an invaluable service within the community, responding directly to local needs and making a significant impact, often with limited resources.

“We will now continue to work with Bright Futures to see what other projects they can get involved with.”

Bright Futures was founded by Helen Bowman and Nicola Common and works with women between the ages of 11 and 25 to help raise their self-esteem and confidence and educate them on how to stay safe and healthy.

The project involved two groups of young women working during lunchtimes and evenings over six weeks.

Helen said: “This art project is the ideal opportunity to raise the profile of young women in South Tyneside and the positive relationship between partners.”

ARTICLE by Shields Gazzette