Our Sherborne big build will be – drum roll please…  at the Sherborne Youth and Community Centre!

The project is for a seven metre diameter straw bale roundhouse, and will run from now until October.  The centre, on Tinney’s Lane in Sherborne, is a community hub for both the young of Sherborne and the local community, all of whom will be invited to take part in various ways.

Local charity Sherborne ArtsLink are overseeing the project, working with the youth centre team, with funding coming from the Big Lottery Fund.  Huff and Puff Construction have been engaged as principal contractors for the project and I’ve sought advice from the best in the straw bale business – Straw Works and Strawbuild – for advice on the design of the build.

As well as helping to build the roundhouse – currently being called the ‘Art Cabin’ – there is a schedule of art activities in progress, for the young people of Sherborne to create artistic works to go on and in the build.  Already underway is a project to create a stained glass window that will be a focal point in the far wall, opposite the door into the building.

You can read the Western Gazette article here: http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Sherborne-youth-center-builds-community-art-cabin/story-21342624-detail/story.html

Here are a few photos from the site and more updates will follow very soon.  If you have any questions, please ask in the comments below.  It’s all very exciting!