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Pleasant Pastimes Scholarship
An award supported by a textile based craft group formed over 10 years ago
The Pleasant Pastimes Scholarship was created by a group of ladies in Halifax. They shared a passion for crafting in all its forms and wanted to ensure that their skills and knowledge were passed onto future generations. The group have weekly meetings at the Bankfield Museum in Halifax. They not only enjoy their shared skills and companionship but also trying new skills and seeing younger generations develop their own interests and skills.
Recently the group was left an inheritance a part of which was used to support the scholarship. The scholarship provides opportunities for those who have excelled in their entry qualifications, are from Calderdale and studying art related degrees in the Leeds School of Arts. The Pleasant Pastimes Scholarship was made possible through a partnership facilitated by the Community Foundation for Calderdale, which supports hundreds of charities and voluntary groups across Calderdale.
The scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to work with the Pleasant Pastimes group to learn from their skills and arts and crafts knowledge, and have the opportunity to present their work to the group.
our Pleasant Pastimes Scholars
"I feel honoured to be supported by Pleasant Pastimes through this scholarship. I have never received any financial support from anyone towards my education. This makes me realise that someone still believes in me, and it is a great motivation towards the realisation of my dreams."Georgina Ebuebu BA (Hons) Fashion
"Halifax is my hometown and I have spent most of my life there, so being able to get involved with the local community will be fantastic, especially when it is to do with the arts. I am proud to be supported by this scholarship made possible by a local Halifax community group – it really is a privilege."Theo Winder BA (Hons) Illustration