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LGBT+ icons inspire lino cutting workshop in Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 16:43 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:43 28 February 2017

A lino cutting being made at the workshop. Picture by Ellie Hoskins

A lino cutting being made at the workshop. Picture by Ellie Hoskins

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Throughout February there have been numerous events celebrating the borough’s diversity and openness to mark LGBT+ month.

Rhonda Brooks, right, taking part in the session with teacher Jodie Sadler. Picture by Ellie HoskinsRhonda Brooks, right, taking part in the session with teacher Jodie Sadler. Picture by Ellie Hoskins

From celebrating the LGBT+ community’s heroes to raising awareness of the social issues and problems that they face Redbridge has shown it is welcoming of anyone and everyone regardless of their sexual orientation.

To mark the end of the special awareness month Vision RCL invited Jodie Sadler, founder of Be Smart, Choose Art, to deliver beginner workshops in lino cutting and print making to celebrate freedom of expression.

The sessions were held at Redbridge Central Library, on Saturday, and those in attendance used LGBT+ icons as their inspirations.

“The sessions had a really nice sense of community and people got to learn a skill they can do fairly straight forward,” said Jodie. “Everyone had a lovely time and there was a great atmosphere. Everyone got the chance to be creative, I think everybody can be creative - it’s about bringing that out of them.”

Rhonda Brooks, from Vision, said they were looking forward to hosting more workshops after the success of Jodie’s sessions.

“This was the first time that the library service hosted this type of workshop, but it has proved to be hugely popular with those attending.

“The Library Service will look to offer further opportunities later in the year for customers to engage in creative workshops.”

For more information about Jodie’s workshops go to besmartchooseart.com.


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