Let your imagination take flight

Feeling batty? Think design is for the birds? Then it’s time to let your imagination run wild!

LeftCoast and Wyre Council are looking for amazing designs for a bird or bat box – and if yours is the winner, it will be made and permanently installed in Memorial Park in Fleetwood. The competition is open to all ages and there’s even a special category for architects and design professionals!

To help you to think outside the box and create a winning design, LeftCoast are holding free drop-in sessions with designer Tim Denton. At the workshops you’ll learn about the things you need to think about, including advice on the best materials to consider, and get inspiration for wild designs that appeal to the eye as well as being a comfortable home for your winged friends.

Michael Trainor, LeftCoast’s Artistic Director, said:  “We’re looking for designs that are bold and imaginative, so throw your preconceived ideas about bird and bat boxes out of the window and think ‘Grand Designs’ – as long as it still functions as a comfortable bird or bat box, it can be anything from a Dalek to a palace.”

There are four age-specific categories, plus one for professional designers or architects. Each category will have a winner and a runner up and the ten designs chosen will become a permanent feature in the park. All entries will be displayed as part of an exhibition in Fleetwood Library from October 27 to 31 2014.

Free drop in sessions:

Thursday, September 18, 1-4pm at Fleetwood Library

Saturday, September 27, 1-3pm at Memorial Park

Saturday, October 11, 1-4pm at the Mount Pavilion
Competition categories are: 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 18 years, 18+ and Architects and Design Professionals. The closing date for competition entries is Friday October 17. To enter, or to find out more information, visit www.leftcoast.org.uk.


Featured image by Velela for Wikimedia Commons.

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