A COMMUNITY art facility has re-opened in its new venue within Winsford Cross Shopping Centre.

Sharing its space with Crosshatch Studios, Cine Window Winsford supports and showcases creative talent from the area.

It shows film, moving image and photography by artists, makers, students, and community organisations.

Its Christmas Showreel will be entertaining shoppers viewing Cine Window throughout December and January, focussing on cut-out paper animation.

This includes a specially commissioned Christmas animation made by artist Sheryl Jenkins, using more than 800 star drawings from eight Winsford schools within a magical night sky.

Cine Window viewers will also be treated to ‘The Christmas Card’, an animated scene of the town featuring its landmarks.

This is a commission by artist Lynn Haffenden in collaboration with animator Lauren Bennett.

Lynn said: "I have loved designing and cutting this piece to represent my home town.

"I really hope that everyone enjoys finding landmarks that they recognise from around Winsford.

"From a starting point of the Flashes, I tried to incorporate structures that were instantly recognisable as part of Winsford's story, like the salt mine shaft, the war memorial and the Seven Sisters’ sculptures, alongside buildings that mean a lot to our community like St Luke's Hospice and St Chad's Church.

"As a papercutter, I work on a very small scale.

"Each building you see in the animation is made from tiny pieces of paper, with details measuring smaller than a millimetre – all cut by hand with a scalpel."

Also on display is ‘The Longest Night’ by artist Angie Pickman, who is based in the USA.

Cath Campbell, creative producer of Cine Window Winsford, said: "We have a fantastic space in the shopping centre to showcase a wealth of talent and activity, and we are really pleased to be sharing the space with the artists of Crosshatch Studios as we continue to support and promote cultural activity in Winsford.

"This new programme has been made possible through the Reopening and Recovery Programme, funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council."

Individuals and organisations who would like their work showcased can email cinewindowwinsford@gmail.com.

View films and images at cinewindowwinsford.wordpress.com.