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Message in a Glass Model

Fri 11 Jun

Multiple days: The Atrium

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Bethel St, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

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A community's thank you to the NHS recreated in glass.

In a spontaneous reaction to the national lockdown in March 2020, families started leaving stones painted with messages on a popular play area in Ghost Hill Woods, in Drayton. 

Gradually this collection of artwork became a fairy grotto with little doors, toad stalls and shelters for the imaginary inhabitants. It was a colourful art installation that anyone could contribute to. 

Inspired by this, the artists at Alby Stained Glass, have recreated the woodland scene and their work is on show in the main Atrium of The Forum.

If you came to last year's Norfolk Makers Festival you will remember the stained glass fairground, created by the talented people at Alby Stained Glass. 

This year's table top model is part of the free exhibition the Forum but anyone showing their appreciation for the display will be donating to a fund raising money for community projects at Norfolk's three main hospitals. 

Alby Stained Glass are based at Bawdeswell Garden Centre where they have a studio and a shop. Explore their website for information on commissions and workshops.