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Hello First name / Friend,,
It's time to turn the ordinary, extraordinary. Today's challenge was set by a mixture of library staff and community connectors in Cumbria!

Cumbria Libraries Outreach Team work together with our local communities to champion participation in creativity and culture. We support social connection, digital inclusivity, reading journeys, environmental awareness and celebrate diversity through our library projects, aiming to make culture and creativity accessible to everyone.
It’s fantastic to be more involved in the January Challenge this year and to see our co-created challenges shared nationally! We’re looking forward to making connections, pausing for thought and having some creative fun. We can’t wait to see the different ways in which people respond to the challenges.”
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Cumbria Libraries staff invited local community group leaders and representatives to a challenge creation workshop with 64 Million Artists. Pictured above is the workshop in action, community members are gathered around a table coming up with ideas - including the one you'll find today! Post-it notes read ‘connection, community centred approach, friendship, no-one is left out, flexibility, compassion, fun’.

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Add a face to an everyday object.
Imagine the background story of the character you have created.
Welsh Translation: 
Ychwanega wyneb at wrthrych cyffredin. 
Dychmyga stori'r cymeriad rwyt ti wedi ei greu.
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Why did you choose your object and what characteristics did it have that led to its background story?
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Share your response with friends and family and invite them to join in! 
Share your responses with #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 
Read our top tips for accessible sharing on social media here. 

A note from 64 Million Artists: 
There is no wrong or right way to take part in The January Challenge. People take part in all sorts of ways! Here are some examples: 
  • Sharing the challenges with your community group or workplace  and creating responses together
  • Creating a WhatsApp group with friends or family to share responses
  • Sharing responses on social media in our friendly Facebook Group, or on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TheJanuaryChallenge
  • Individually, keeping responses to yourself 
Anything goes. 
There is no pressure to complete the challenge everyday of the month, if simply reading the prompt brings new thoughts each day, or you create a physical response 31 days of the month, we encourage you to take part in a way that works best for you!

See you tomorrow, 
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from the team at 64 Million Artists
P.s. Why not invite a friend to join The January Challenge and kickstart a little connection with others?