Camden mayor opens new Hampstead art club
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On Wednesday the mayor of Camden officially opened a brand new Hampstead art club aiming to fill the gap left by cuts to school budgets.
The club, called Art-k, is on Mill Lane and opened in April, but Cllr Jenny Headlam-Wells presided over an official opening earlier this week.
At the event, Cllr Headlam-Wells spoke of her aim to use her year in office to widen access to the arts.
She explained: “This applies to all of the arts, and especially today the visual and the plastic arts.”
Art-k is part of a national network of fifteen similar community-orientated art centres across the country.
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Réka Punkosti is running the new club. She told the Ham&High: “The community has been really supportive. The idea is that with art being cut in schools we can do more.
“I am looking forward to creating a successful art club where children can learn new artistic skills and techniques and have a safe environment where they are able to express themselves.”
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