The Banbury Gig-Arts Project is in full swing with a highlight visit to the newly refurbished West Bar Veterinary Hospital in Banbury. The visit was designed to inspire young people of all abilities to gain confidence, develop employability skills and find work experience opportunities.
During their visit, participants enjoyed a tour of the veterinary hospital where they met two dogs and a cat. They also gained inspiration from the veterinary staff who encouraged them to work hard and reach for their dreams.
This visit follows a series of monthly gatherings across Banbury at the Mill Arts Centre, the Frank Wise School, Second Time Around, Redlands Day Care Centre and Banbury Style Acre. The Banbury Gig-Arts participants have gained enormously from the Project. They have also enjoyed helping to make a beautiful life-sized clay horse head sculpture with the master sculptor, Carl Payne, who sculpted the famous Banbury Horse Sculpture at Banbury Cross. The horse head has been toured around Banbury over the past five months.
Sophie Hanmer, Veterinary Surgeon and Partner at West Bar Veterinary Hospital said: “ This is an exciting project! We care for a full range of domestic pets and large farm animals, so it is highly appropriate that we should host the stunning Banbury Horse Head Sculpture.”