COMMUNITY-created artwork has gone on display in Northwich after a number of successful sessions were held in the town during the Festival of Arts in July.

Organised and delivered by Northwich artist Derek Randall, he encouraged people from the Northwich community to take photographs of open green space and wildlife in and around the town and there was a fantastic response.

More than 600 photographs were submitted in total and some of the artwork can now be viewed in an exhibition at Northwich Library.

The display includes amazing wildlife shots, nature and some of the area’s most iconic structures.

Derek was blown away by the response to his sessions and has praised the quality of the photographs that were submitted.

He said: “I really enjoyed delivering the photography sessions during the Northwich Festival of Arts and it was great to see so many people with a passion for the town’s nature and open green spaces.

“The quality of the submissions was very high too and I hope that many of the people who got involved continue to get out there with their cameras as they have talent.

“It was a lot of fun to be involved with the town’s first Festival of Arts and Northwich was buzzing with a whole range of activities taking place virtually every day. Hopefully the event will return next year and I’d very much like to be involved again if the opportunity arises.”

Northwich BID Manager Jane Hough has encouraged people to go and take a look at the exhibition.

Jane said: “The next time you’re in Northwich please take five minutes to pop into the Library and have a look at the range of photos on display. It’s a great showcase of the beautiful wildlife and landscapes that are on our doorstep.

“The BID would like to thank Derek for delivering such engaging sessions and everybody who embraced the project. Derek’s sessions were a great addition to what was a successful festival, and discussions are already under way for how we can deliver something even better in 2019.”