Youngsters are a glass act

Artistic youngsters tried their hand at glass-decorating at Church Square Shopping Centre over half-term. The pop-up glass gallery offered youngsters the chance to learn the art of stained glass-making, with their masterpieces now on show for shoppers, friends and relatives to admire.

Church Square manager Steve Brogan said: “Local youngsters have been able to discover the wonders of glass, from using it to create their own musical compositions through to stained glass - an art form that goes back generations.

Youngsters let their artistic talents fly at Church Square Shopping Centre. Pictured are Sylvia Stain with Destiny and Letisha Blinston.

Youngsters let their artistic talents fly at Church Square Shopping Centre. Pictured are Sylvia Stain with Destiny and Letisha Blinston.

“We feel it’s important to put on free events like this during school holidays. As a dad myself, I know all parents welcome the chance to get out with their youngsters for the day, without having to spend too much money.”

The Glassical Galleria opened in a spare shop unit on Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, featuring artists dressed as fun characters, including singer Gloria Glass Half Full and her musical brother Garibaldi Glass Half Empty.

The musicians gave an impromptu glassical performance, blowing a tune on a bottle-based pipe instrument, while youngsters joined in with a sing-along.