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We were very lucky to have been shortlisted as one of three finalists for a Travel Bursary worth £2,500 for their "high-flyers". This is a travel award scheme to help the unsung great and good of Cornwall to keep flying high.
The Flybe Cornwall Travel Bursary will provide special individuals, groups or organisations in the region the means to kick start or sustain their worthy endeavours. Flybe are the only airline to fly direct from the South West to London, with their Newquay Airport to Gatwick service. The Exeter-based air carrier is now generously providing £7,500 in bursaries to reward three deserving local recipients that are real assets and inspirations to their communities. Working in partnership with the Western Morning News, the airline want readers to vote for the final winners.
We have been shortlisted in the Flybe Arts in the Community category. Read about Ryan's idea below...
My name is Ryan Evans and I am 16. I would like to win the £500 to put towards getting a Graffiti Wall built alongside the skatepark that we are currently raising funds to build in Padstow.
I got into graffiti by seeing big pieces of graffiti on the internet and on the streets in Bristol. Then I started to do my own graffiti practising on paper on my bedroom door. I now have a book for all my art pics. I have also done a graffiti project in Bodmin on a big wall.
It would be good if Padstow had a graffiti wall because then people could practice on the wall instead of the streets and the ramps. A graffiti wall works in the following way... you practise your art on the wall and when the wall is full up with graffiti it gets painted over in again and you spray on it again.
I need to spend time with graffiti artists from London to look at their work and style of writing and to go to workshops. Here are two examples of where I would go in London: Graffiti4hire GraffitiKings
I would take a few of my friends so that more of us would be responsible for looking after the graffiti wall and because some of them are into graffiti and looking at big pictures on walls. We would need about 3 or 4 trips to London to get the most out of the visits.
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