Todmorden Treat 2018

Celebrating Todmorden

For the last 14 years Todmorden Town Council has kindly supported the Todmorden Treat, a project to give each primary school an experience of working with the same artist or performer during the spring term.  We are grateful for their support again this year, which will allow artist Cath Ford to run a full day workshop at each school. Celebrating Todmorden will explore and communicate the unique characteristics, heritage, communities and geography of Todmorden.

Each workshop will result in a series of A2 posters, inspired by vintage travel posters, which will celebrate Todmorden in the local area and promote it to people living outside the town.

The students will be learning about vintage travel posters and their role in promoting holiday locations in the early/mid-20th Century. They will also learn about, and how to use, persuasive language, images and colour; identify and discuss the special places around their town and their immediate community that they would like to celebrate and promote; discuss what is special about those places, memories, stories or people and why they want to celebrate and share them, and work together in small groups to design and create a collage poster about their town.

Look out for the results on this page, our blog and our Facebook page.

Help Celebrate Todmorden Too!

Are you a group/organisation in Todmorden who would like to use the poster images to promote the area and/or what you do?  Or, are you a business who would like to feature the images on your website or social media to help Celebrate Todmorden?  If you would like Jpegs of the posters please get in touch by emailing Melanie.