Drop­ping a bomb to brighten up the town

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VOL­UN­TEERS on An­gle­sey are adding a splash of colour to its largest town cen­tre – with a spot of yarn bomb­ing.

On Satur­day, some of the keen yarn­ers met at Holy­head’s Catholic Lounge to start the work that’s hoped will brighten up parts of the town.

Town Coun­cil­lor Vaughan Wil­liams, who helped ar­ranged the event with San­dra Jones, said: “We hope to have an­other three ses­sions, with the idea of hav­ing bits of art around the town to im­prove spe­cific ar­eas within Holy­head.

“I’d like to thank every­one who at­tended the first ses­sion at St Mary’s Hall and the Church for use of the hall.

“Yarn­bomb­ing is some­thing unique and dif­fer­ent and we hope it’ll put Holy- head on the map. Re­gard­less of abil­ity, every­one is wel­come to en­joy the so­cial el­e­ment and have fun giv­ing it a go!”

Yarn bomb­ing, also known as guer­rilla knit­ting and ur­ban knit­ting, is a type of graf­fiti or street art that in­volves peo­ple or cro­chet­ing yarn to cover play­grounds, street fur­ni­ture, cy­cle racks and stat­ues with colour­ful woolly cre­ations.

As well as be­ing Wales’ busiest port, the town is also a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for cruise ships from around the world, with 43 cruise ships to dock this sum­mer, bring­ing tourists from all over the globe.

But when they next visit, its hoped the town cen­tre will be that lit­tle brighter.

The next ses­sion will be held at Holy­head’s St Mary’s Church Hall, from 10am un­til 4pm. For more de­tails visit the “Off the Hook” Face­book Page.

Yarn bombers Gla­dys Pritchard, San­dra Jones and Jen­nifer Wil­liams get stuck in

Ivey Wil­liams and Kerry Hughes

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