stunning portrait of Goodrich Castle created by people with
learning disabilities was unveiled at the Castle café this
morning, Tuesday. The artists, from 'SCORE' a group which
helps people with learning disabilities to live independent,
fulfilling and purposeful lives, worked with English Heritage
to produce and tour an exhibition of artwork and photography
inspired by Goodrich Castle through the seasons. To
mark the end of the tour, SCORE has given one of the attractive
pieces of original artwork to Goodrich Castle as a gesture
Carter, Outreach Manager for English Heritage said, 'We
have thoroughly enjoyed working with SCORE and are delighted
that our collaborative project will be highlighted in years
to come. This picture provides a lasting legacy. It is also
a really beautiful addition to the café!'
a project run by Affinity Trust, enables adults with learning
disabilities to reach their potential, through active participation
in a wide range of community opportunities. SCORE has been
working with English Heritage to empower their group to
engage with heritage through art activities. Rosie Wooderson,
Manager of SCORE said, 'Members of SCORE have had a really
great time working alongside English Heritage on this project.
It has allowed them to explore both their local heritage
and their artistic skills and we hope café visitors will
enjoy the picture over the coming months'.
cards of some of the paintings, including this collage in
the café, are available to buy from SCORE. The money raised
through the sale of the cards will support further art activities
in heritage settings for the group.