A Basildon arts group responsible for promoting creativity in the town has been divided by infighting.Oh, my giddy aunt…
Members of the Basildon Arts Collective are in a state of confusion after feuding led to a splinter group, bearing the same name, being set up.
There’s art in Basildon? Enough to justify one group, never mind two?
…a war of words has since erupted between the collective’s elected chairman, Liz Grant, and founding member Steve Waters, one of the puppeteers behind internet-star Old Man Stan.
Mrs Grant, 52, claims Mr Waters, responsible for the group’s website, and some of his supporters have carried out a coup by blocking her and others from the website.
In response, she has set up a new website which she says is the new home for the legitimate Basildon Arts Collective.