Do you live on or near to Augusta Park, Andover and want to spend a fun and family-friendly few hours taking part in a geocache treasure hunt?

On Saturday, 11 April the Augusta Open Space art project will be hosting a hi-tech treasure hunt retracing the ancient pathways of the landscape. Geocaching is a special treasure hunt using GPS, a phone and the geocaches themselves – mini boxes hidden in the landscape containing clues. Residents from the Augustians over 50s group and Crafty Chatters have created special objects to include in the boxes. Bring your own small object to exchange (minimal value) and take part in a new way to explore the environment around you.

The trail starts at 10.30am from the Community Centre in Augusta Park and finishes in the same location at approximately 3pm for free tea and cakes. A parallel sensory trail will also ensure that the event is accessible to all.

The event is part of a range of exciting art activities planned for Augusta Park from now until the end of May, which are designed to involve the community in the creation of two public art commissions for the area. The project will be facilitated by Salisbury-based artist Laurence Dube-Rushby.

Laurence is an associate artist of Test Valley Arts Foundation and she has been commissioned by Test Valley Borough Council to lead the project. She is experienced in creating ambitious community projects and public consultations involving art as a way to create a sense of place and identity.

Laurence said: “During the project, we are inviting all residents to consider how art might enhance the life at Augusta Park, enrich the community and help create a sense of place. The project will help define what the residents want from two public art works which will be commissioned for the estate later this year.”

For more information about the Augusta Open Space project visit www.augustaopenspace.co.uk

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