13th – 18th April
This April the Cambridge Art Salon is being taken over for one week by students on an alternative education course at a local charity, Romsey Mill. The Step-up course helps to improve the confidence and aspirations of young people (14-16) who are struggling to engage with, or at risk of exclusion from, mainstream school and the range of art work being displayed represents the students’ efforts towards achieving a Level 1 Arts Award. Within the week there will be a special open evening on Tuesday 17th April (6-9pm) when the students, who come from the Manor, Netherhall and Parkside schools, will be joined by friends, family, Romsey Mill staff and school representatives.
Romsey Mill is a Cambridgeshire Charity creating opportunities with young people and families to overcome disadvantage and social isolation.
CAS Creative Director Ruthie Collins says ‘The Cambridge Art Salon is really happy to give young artists the chance to showcase their work in a white cube gallery to family, peers and the community. Romsey Mill do excellent work and it’s a pleasure to be able to support them once again. This show is a real insight into what can be achieved when young people are given support in the pursuit of art and creative excellence.’