International Zine Month Featuring Elmer the Elephant

7th July 2022

International Zine month is the perfect time to feature some fabulous work done with young people in Cudworth by the Barnsley Museums Community Engagement team. 

You may have noticed that elephants have appeared across the Borough and have even made a visit to the town centre. This was as part of a project funded by an Arts Council England Project Grant secured with the help of Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust which placed artist-decorated elephant sculptures in each of Barnsley’s Principal Towns. The project also funded arts projects with communities, inspired by David McKee’s book of Elmer the Elephant, a story of inclusion and acceptance.

This video records a project with the Jolly YOUth group in Cudworth, where the young people worked with writer Lawrence Dodd and artist Ross Bennett to create zines.

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International Zine Month Featuring Elmer the Elephant