Posted by Carly Roper on Thursday 2 August 2012
Stephen Ashcroft of Chamber Member and procurement expert Brian Farrington Ltd. has been selected as one of 50 individual’s from around the North West to be included in an exhibition to highlight the region’s contribution to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
Thousands of people from across the Northwest have been directly involved in projects connected with the Games and the impact of this participation is often very significant and can make a positive impression on people’s lives.
To recognise the contributions of these individuals the Northwest Steering Group for the 2012 Games has commissioned international artist, Lubaina Himid to create an exhibition that highlights the region’s contribution to the Games.
The exhibition will visualise 50 individual’s stories through a series of paintings focussed on the theme of ‘Moments that Matter’.
Stephen explains: “Brian Farrington Ltd. was selected by the North West Regional Development Agency to deliver a series of ‘How to Tender’ workshops, to support North West businesses to bid for opportunities surrounding the Olympics. Over 1000 businesses attended the workshops which were held at a range of sporting venues across the region, including Haydock Park Racecourse and Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington.
“Having the opportunity to be a part of something like the Olympics is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most people, so I was very proud to be given the opportunity to have my contribution immortalised in art.”
The 50 paintings will be displayed at an exhibition at the Harris Museum in Preston from September and also be photographed for display as large banners presented in shop window fronts in Preston city centre as part of the Northwest’s closing celebration event being held across the weekend of the 7-9 September 2012. In addition the series of photographs will be displayed on the region’s web site as an online exhibition accompanied by your name and story (www.nwfor2012.com).
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