A new name for arts in Sutton

Arts Network Sutton launch event
Arts Network Sutton launch event

Last night I was pleased to be able to go to the launch event for Arts Network Sutton at Sutton Life Centre where I attended primarily as Organiser of Cheam Charter Fair.
This new organisation was formed to replace the existing Sutton Arts Council (SAC) and  aims to promote, champion, nurture and act as an inclusive voice for the diverse range of arts in Sutton. A chair and committee will be elected at the first annual general meeting which is being held at Sutton Civic Centre at 20:00 on Mon 30 June 2014.
The event was attended by individual artists, representatives of arts organisations plus Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park MP Paul Burstow. The opening speech was made by the new Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Arthur Hookway, on the first engagement attended by both him and the new Mayoress.
It was good to see evidence of so much art-related activity in the Borough, especially those organisations encouraging children to learn and grow through their activity.
At the other end of the age spectrum more senior residents present confirmed my personal view that it is ‘never too late to learn’. In addition to making new friends I believe  people are generally happier and healthier while learning or being involved in activities that are different from the usual tasks of life.
Keep an eye on the progress of Arts Network Sutton and GET INVOLVED. There is a lot going on and with YOUR involvement even more could be happening!