Goostrey Art Studio has been on tour. Professional artist Debbie Goldsmith declared that November was ‘super busy’. She was preparing for two events at the end of the month, one in Crewe and the other in Bury.
On Saturday 25th, crowds were wowed by Crewe’s first lantern parade which the Town Council had organised to celebrate the switching on of the Christmas lights. During half term, Debbie led lantern making workshops at Crewe Heritage Centre. Participants made star lanterns and helped Debbie to create a huge showpiece owl lantern. On the day, the effect was magical.
Children and families in Bury made 200 pyramid lanterns from willow and paper during workshops that Debbie led in schools and in the community. On Sunday 26th, over 500 people paraded through Bury and the spectacular creations lit up the town centre. The event included live music, street entertainment and a fire display staged by an organisation called Walk the Plank.
Friends of Goostrey Station are proud that Debbie is making such good use of her art studio in the station building. As well as pursuing her own interest in painting and rug making, she gets so many other people involved in creative activities.