Making a splash with Burton Swans

Making a splash with Burton Swans
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12th June 2019 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Branston Golf & Country Club, Burton Road, Branston, Burton upon Trent DE14 3DP

Cost: £8.00 (£5.00 for members) - Pay network leader directly

Our guest speaker for June will be Tilley Bancroft, of Red Door Studios, who will be telling us all about Burton Swans, an exciting community arts project for Burton in 2020 and sharing details of how you can get involved with your businesses, or your families.

Artists are being invited to create designs for a flock of 25 swan sculptures that will each nest in a different spot in and around the town. Thousands of residents and visitors will enjoy a free day out walking the swan seekers’ trail between July and September 2020. They’ll be able to take ‘swan selfies’, seek out the stories behind each swan and earn rewards through a mobile app.

The project will see local businesses, schools, community groups and artists working together and creating positive news of which we can all be proud. We hope it will also increase footfall and consumer spending in our town.

The trail, which will be easy to walk within one day, will promote health and happiness by encouraging families to get out, be active and enjoy spending time together in our town. It will boost the local economy, contribute positively to the cultural and social life of our town and inspire pride in Burton. It will also raise money for Burton and District YMCA, a charity that supports people in crisis and enables people to belong, contribute and thrive in our local community.

The 10-minute presentation will be given by Pam Wallis on behalf of Burton & District Chamber of Commerce.

There will be the usual opportunities to network with other women who work or volunteer locally as well as giving a very brief introduction (30 or 60 seconds depending on numbers) to what you do and any help you need.

PLEASE let us know you intend to come by clicking the Book this Event button on this page. You only pay on the night, but if we know how many women to expect we can ensure the room is ready with enough chairs and plenty of hot drinks.

You are welcome to arrive from 6.45pm to sign in and pay your meeting fee.

You will be able to bring flyers and business cards to pop on a table in the room and everyone will get the chance to introduce themselves.

Any women who work (for themselves, for others, or for charities) are welcome to attend. There are no restrictions on the numbers and types of businesses who can attend and it doesn’t matter where you are based.

Admission remains at £8 for non-members and £5 for WiRE members in 2019.

Parking is free.

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