Paint the Saints! Opportunities to link art and football with New Saints FC.

Are there any Inside Out artists out there who might be interested in teaming-up (pun intended) with Oswestry’s New Saints Football Club? Ian Williams, manager of the club, got in touch about our “Art Works” project and said the team would be interested in having an artist work with them.

New Saints FC play in the Welsh Premier League and regularly compete in UEFA competitions. The club is looking for interesting and innovative ways to expand its community base, and Ian thought the “Art Works” project might be an ideal way to create new bridges between supporters, players and their academy programme.

I can certainly see a lot of potential in this. New Saints FC are based up at The Venue at Park Hall, which could provide another interesting opportunity for an “Art Works” link-up. The Venue hosts all sorts of events, from fitness classes, parties and bowling to “The O-Factor” – Oswestry’s answer to the dreaded X-Factor! Again, could be some really interesting opportunities there, too.

If you’re interested, post a comment and I’ll send you Ian’s contact details. Or come along to our Inside Out “Notebook Meeting” on Oct. 5th at 2pm at The Willow and we’ll talk about it some more.