YOUNG adults with learning disabilities in Halton can make use of a new art skills project in 2019.

Bluecoat's acclaimed Blue Room project in Liverpool has announced a weekly programme which will be coming to the Norton Priory Museum and Garden in Tudor Road, Runcorn next year.

Working with artists, young people will go on an exciting journey together, learning about contemporary art and artists, developing a range of art skills and creating their own artwork.

Taster sessions will run in July and the scheme will be up and running by September 2019.

Some of the current Blue Room members will also be given the opportunity to help in the running of art clubs for local children from the Runcorn area.

Bluecoat’s head of engagement, Bec Fearon said: "We are so excited at taking Blue Room on the road.

"The project in Liverpool has had such a massive impact on everyone involved over the last ten years.

"This will enable more creative people to fulfill their potential, and in such a beautiful location."

Frank Hargrave, director of Norton Priory said: "We are delighted that Arts Council England have given us the support to bring this project to Norton Priory Museum and Gardens.

"Blue Room at Bluecoat is such a great programme and we are very much looking forward to developing our own version in partnership with Bluecoat."

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