Exhibition moves to Erdington Library

John Taylor Hospice’s Moments that Matter exhibition has found a new home over the summer – Erdington Library.

The library has offered to host the exhibition until the end of August – giving more people the chance to see the children’s pictures.

The exhibition features 30 drawings, painting and collages all inspired by the children’s special moments. The pictures are all winners in the hospice’s Moments that Matter competition.

Head of Community Engagement Mark Jones said: “It’s brilliant that the exhibition now has a new life at Erdington Library. We had a great response to the pictures while they were on display at Oikos Café during May and we hope visitors to the library will now enjoy seeing the winning artwork.”

The competition and exhibition were held by John Taylor Hospice and Oikos Café to mark Dying Matters Awareness Week – a national campaign to encourage conversation around death and dying.

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