152 Burton Road
- Artist: Mateus Bailon
- Site Owner: Chris Ward
After establishing a long-term income stream, and following discussions with The University of Manchester, the Matthew Ludlam Scholarships programme has been established in the School of Planning and Environmental Management, where Matthew had studied.
The scholarships provide financial support for undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who might otherwise be unable to undertake or complete a degree course.
Each academic year, beginning in 2018, 2 undergraduate students will be selected by the University through the Widening Participation Initiative to receive the scholarship. The University mentor the students, administer the scholarship and monitor the student’s progress throughout their 3-year undergraduate course.
By 2020 the Foundation will be supporting 6 students per year on a rolling programme basis, this way Matthew’s legacy will provide talented and deserving young people with the opportunity to maximise their potential.
Painting the ‘Big Bird’ above Blagg’s Hardware Shop on Burton Road in West Didsbury generated interest with the children, parents and staff of nearby Cavendish Road Primary School. Discussions with teaching staff, identified a need for support of the school’s art curriculum, and the Wall Art Project has been established within the school which will involve all the children.
A pavilion building in a local park will be brought back into public use as an outdoor art gallery, where anyone can put their artwork, of whatever genre, on public display.
The Festival is a Bi-annual event and following our participation in 2017, we are pleased to announce that TMLF is now associated with the Didsbury Arts Festival. We will organise and host art events in festival years and also undertake art projects in collaboration with DAF in the years the festival is not held.
From small beginnings, our involvement with Community Streetart projects is growing. We are regularly approached by individuals, art groups and businesses, as well as Local Councillors and others, to organise artists to undertake Streetart commissions which enhance, improve and help regenerate the local areas.
Jeff is getting some personal instruction from Qubek.Read More