Villagers are challenged to paint Queen
A VILLAGE is gearing up for a family-friendly event to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Details of the event planned for Penkhull have now been released.
And organisers are promising a fun-packed day of celebrations.
They have now challenged residents to come up with 60 pictures of the Queen for each of the 60 years of her reign.
The 3,600 pictures will then go on display around the village as part of the event scheduled for Tuesday, June 5.
Organiser Karen Jones said: "Besides having a special celebration day we wanted to do something different and eye-catching.
"It's a tall order but, with more than 2,000 homes, four schools and a children's centre, we think this challenge is worth aiming for.
"We want to decorate the village inside and out with residents' illustrations of Her Majesty. As long as they are no bigger than A4, the pictures can be in any artistic medium such as drawing, painting or collage.
"You don't need to be an accomplished artist to take part. This isn't a competition, it's a village challenge.
"The pictures that have been produced so far by people of all ages show just how creative people can be.
"We're all really looking forward to seeing hundreds of them displayed around the village. Perhaps we'll become known as the country's most artistic village by June."
Penkhull residents are invited to submit as many illustrations as they like.
Completed pictures can be dropped in to The Penkhull Chip Shop, in Manor Court Street. The pictures will be displayed in the village hall and around the village in time for the Jubilee celebrations.