A POPULAR art project inviting people to imaginatively decorate duck houses makes a welcome return as part of this year’s Bewdley Festival

Organisers have announced the launch of its 2018 Community Arts Project which sees the return of the Duck House trail in Bewdley’s Jubilee Gardens.

The last trail in 2016 attracted more than 30 entries with more than 200 people voting on their favourite creation.

With the aid of a grant from Wyre Forest District Council’s localism fund, duck houses are now being made at the Emily Jordan Foundation in Kidderminster, where production is now well under way with trainees at the charity learning new skills.

Once built the Duck Houses will be decorated by businesses, organisations and individuals ready to be displayed in Jubilee Gardens throughout October, with a public vote for the best presented exhibit.

This community art project is open to all.

Colin Hill, Visual Arts co-ordinator for Bewdley Festival said: “This is a great way to publicise your club or community group and promote your company.

“Decorating a Duck House is great fun and the only limit is your imagination.”

Duck Houses cost £50 which goes towards the cost of the project and they can be ordered for collection during May by emailing Bewdley Festival Office at admin@bewdleyfestival.org.uk or by telephone on 01299 404808.