Artist Kate Dunbar, Carol Bower, borough councillor Elizabeth Nockolds and Adrian Winnington with some of the ceramic tiles to go on display. Picture: Paul Tibbs

Hand-painted ceramic tiles are set to brighten up a newly-refurbished toilet block at Hunstanton.

West Norfolk Mayor Carol Bower and Hunstanton Mayor Adrian Winnington officially laid the first of the decorated tiles on Wednesday as part of the town’s Hunstanton Heritage Gardens project.

They were accompanied by artist Kate Dunbar, who led a series of tile-painting workshops last summer where visitors were shown how to paint on ceramic tiles and design their own for permanent display in the gardens.

The free workshops are set to be held again this August, see for more details. 

Roger Partridge, activities co-ordinator for the Heritage Gardens project, said some wonderful art was produced at the workshops.

“It’s great to see this project moving to its next stage and the very first tiles being placed in their permanent home,” he said. “If you’d like your artwork to be seen by visitors to the gardens for years to come, why not join us at one of the next workshops in August?”

The workshops are part of an extensive events programme funded by West Norfolk Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, as part of the regeneration project.