Residents of Manor Gardens Retirement Village Set to Host Photography Exhibit | The Examiner

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Residents of a retirement village in the northeast of the state lead a community-run arts project with a historically informative twist. Members of OneCare’s Manor Gardens Retirement Village Residents’ Association are seeking help from the wider Launceston community to create a photographic exhibit exploring the history of Kings Meadows. READ MORE: Helicopter crashes into a compound while witnessing a bushfire in Lebrina IDEAS The project aims to empower the community to identify their assets, make connections and create change to benefit of the region. READ MORE: Kings Meadows man fined after Centrelink dispute turns violent The exhibit will be on display at the Mansion’s Bruce Davison Center, the facility’s common room and regular meeting place. President of the Manor Gardens Residents’ Association, Steve Coull, said residents had chosen “It’s About Time” as the title for the exhibit. READ MORE: The state’s education portfolio is still up in the air ‘Recently we had the Bruce Davison Center repainted and the thought among residents was that we were going to appeal to the Launceston community for old photos of Kings Meadows and surrounding areas to put on display,” he said. “We thought it would be a great idea to bring people together through an exhibition of old photographs of the suburbs at different times of the past.” “There are a lot of old people in the Kings Meadows area and we hope they can visit and see the pictures and remember where they were and what they did in the past, and that they will be able to share these memories with their family and friends.” READ MORE: Tasmanian government launches new plan to tackle domestic violence Mayor of Launceston, Albert van Zetten, has congratulated residents on their project. “The initiatives Communities like this are the essence of the Launceston City Learning Site Project – a grassroots approach, using the ideas and passion of the community,” he said. People with photos were encouraged to email Mr. Coull at [email protected] Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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