A multigenerational collaborative painting and photography project, bringing together two of Manchester’s key charities, culminated in September with the launch of a magnificent Jewish year calendar by The Fed and Langdon College.
Students of the college, residents of The Fed’s Heathlands Village care home, and tenants of Moorview Independent Living – which is also based at the Village – had taken part in joint art sessions over recent months.
Together they created original artwork and imagery based on a monthly theme, many of which reflect Jewish festivals and celebrations.
Langdon College tutor, Rebecca Holmes said, “The students have worked incredibly hard behind the scenes.”
“Through their teamwork and efforts, they also enhanced many of their interpersonal skills, such as communication and organisational ability.”
At a joyful launch event which took place at Heathlands Village last Sunday, in the presence of Trevor Holt, Mayor of Bury, Fed Director of Community Services, Bernie Garner, and Langdon Principal, Jane Baker, the calendars were presented for sale to the public for the first time, by students, residents and tenants.
Moorview tenant, Michael Adler, expressed his pleasure at being involved the project:
“I enjoyed the artwork, and it has been nice meeting the young people,” he said.
“Everyone worked so hard,” Rebecca continued, “from creating the artwork together, to the students printing and binding the calendars – it has been a huge success.”
The calendars priced at £7 and are available to purchase from either the Heathlands Village Shop or Langdon College and the proceeds will be split between the charities, helping them to continue to provide their indispensable services to in the Manchester Jewish community.