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The Centre

Artist William Pym was commissioned to design and produce the decorative gates and railings. He worked alongside staff at Community Matters, the Isabella Committee, Malvins House Residential Care home, St Andrews First School and the Isabella Youth Project. They were instrumental in informing the artwork of the commissioned piece. The circles in the railings depict the constant circle of life as well as depicting the pit wheel of the industrial coal mining past linked to this area, with small phrases and comments made by local people the circles capture what life was and is like living in the Isabella. Pit Wheel inside the Isabella Centre: the artwork carried out by the children of St Andrews First School for the project is displayed along with an information board giving the history and hopes for the future of the Isabella Community Association. Various other pieces made by our craft groups help to decorate the Centre. Gallery also shows the Centre opening day in November 2003 and the conversion of the workshop into a Day Care Centre and training room in 2010.

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