Willow spheres tour Chichester

A student from Fordwater School in Chichester works on one of the sculptures
A student from Fordwater School in Chichester works on one of the sculptures

LARGE weaved willow spheres have formed the basis for a community sculpture workshop which is touring Chichester.

The workshop, which is being run by the River Hope Project, has visited St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Chidham Parochial Primary School, The Hub and Stonepillow’s Day Centre, and been worked on by Fordwater School pupils at Chichester College.

Those involved have been asked to add to the sphere in whichever way they want, to create unique sculptures.

Stuart Callow, co-ordinator of the River Hope Project, said: “We want it to be like graffiti sculpture. It is a great way for everyone to 
feel involved in the community.”

Emily Skiggs, community fundraiser at Stonepillow, said: “Homeless and vulnerable clients visiting the Hub helped to decorate the sphere with shells, willow stars and hoops, and even a homeless teddy bear.

“The activity certainly brought about a lot of smiles and laughter among both the clients and project workers.”

The three Willow Spheres will be on display at Market Avenue from June 10.