New look for CAFE

Group of the people who helped in the making of the new sign at the CAFE Project on Monday evening with Sarah Beattie, front 2nd from left.
Group of the people who helped in the making of the new sign at the CAFE Project on Monday evening with Sarah Beattie, front 2nd from left.

AN ARBROATH youth project unveiled a colourful new face last week.

Fresh sparkling window panels, the work of young adults with learning disabilities who use the centre on a Monday night, were unveiled on Thursday morning.

Workers from Martin Property Care Ltd., took down the old weather-beaten panels and replaced them with the colourful new signs free of charge.

The panels were designed by artist Sarah Beattie, who spends her Thursday afternoons working with adults with learning disabilities.

The CAFE Project asked Sarah to help a group of learning disabled adults who use the centre one night a week.

She said: “I came up with the idea for the new panels but most of the work was done by the Monday night group.

“I wanted to design something fairly easy to do, but also something less cluttered than the last set of panels.

“I felt that using the sunset and the Bell Rock would tie in nicely with the Year of the Light celebrations.”

According to Sarah, the group went to work on the panels with sponges and paint, and finished them in three two-hour sessions after which she added the lettering and the lighthouse silhouette.

l Members of the group who helped in the making of the new sign at the CAFE Project on Monday evening with Sarah Beattie (front second from left).