The dead rise in Marlborough
It’s the newspaper trope we always wanted to use – heralding the zombie apocalypse. But the dead really will be rising in Marlborough today (Thursday).
Teenagers will be transforming themselves into zombies as part of the Happiness arts day, which takes place at the former Youth Centre in St Margaret’s Mead.
As well as getting made up, the young people will have the chance to learn more about the entomology of zombies, and decide for themselves how the undead state – real or imagined – equates to their own happiness.
Thirteen to nineteen year olds will also be given the opportunity to create a graffiti mural, and have a go at The Lyric Generator, How to Survive a Story, No Rules Junk Art, karaoke, spontaneous dancing, vent-a-wall, inside-my-mind box, Spoil-a-space, and N.O.I.S.E. over the programme of events, which continues on Wednesday evenings at the former Youth Centre until Easter.
But it’s not all fun and games: participants can also gain a nationally recognised Arts Award.
Happiness Arts is funded by Arts Council England and the Marlborough Community Youth Fund. It is aimed at teens aged between 13 and 19, or up to 25 for young people with disabilities.
Attendance is free, and the drop-in, drop-out event runs from 11am until 4pm. For more information log on to www.runaclub.com/happinessarts