BUDDING artisans are being given a special opportunity to demonstrate their talents as part of a new £1.2 million project.

Last year, the Journal was given an exclusive first look inside Meliden's £1.2million development Y Shed. The former railway building on the walkway at Meliden, Prestatyn, is undergoing a revamp and is being transformed into a community hub with a café, heritage displays, bike hire facility, and business units.

The build will also feature a gallery space which will enable different artists and products to be displayed at different times, giving visitors something new to see and experience each time they visit.

A call out is now being made to artists, photographers, craft makers and food producers who are keen to showcase their wares.

Mair Edwards, Grŵp Cynefin’s Community Initiatives manager, said: “Y Shed is very much a community project, developed by the community for the community. There is an array of talent in the local area, people making their own jams, chutneys, through to potters, photographers and artists.

"The list is endless and we’re sure there are creative people out there looking for new ways to showcase their work. Y Shed can provide the space to do this and we’re particularly interested in products made locally or works of art that reflect the area itself.

"With tens of thousands of people using the walkway every year, this is a wonderful opportunity for makers, designers, and artists to reach a new audience."

Y Shed is expected to open towards the end of April.

Project leaders, charitable housing association Grŵp Cynefin and Meliden Residents Action Group, have a vision to create a team of volunteers who will run the hub in five years time.

Anyone interested in displaying their work or selling their products at Y Shed can telephone Grŵp Cynefin on 0300 111 2122 or email yshed@grwpcynefin.org