‘Soft’ launch at library for Bentley’s storytelling chair

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A patchwork chair inspired by the people of Bentley is set to be unveiled this Friday at its new home in Bentley Area Community Library.

The chair, which will be used for storytelling at the library, is made up of textile art squares created by Bentley arts and crafts groups ran by artist Jacqui Symons and Right Up Our Street, using a range of mediums including crochet, block-printing, painting and applique.

It will be unveiled this Friday at the library, as part of a launch event which includes afternoon tea and craft skill-share sessions with local art groups.

Lydia Caprani from Right Up Our Street, said: “We’re really excited about unveiling our patchwork storytelling chair at Bentley Area Community Library this week.

“Thanks to the craft skills of our Bentley groups and the very talented Jacqui Symons, we’re able to provide the library with a fantastic, eye-catching piece of furniture which will serve as a great place for people to sit and read, or listen to stories, for years to come.”

Right Up Our Street aims to bring together the people of Doncaster through cultural ideas, arts and performance. The organisation is part of the Arts Council England Creative People and Places programme.

The launch event at Bentley Area Community Library runs from 1-4pm on Friday September 18.

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