Young people join forces with artists for Bow exhibition

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 July 2011

A pupil performs at last year's event. Photo by Chloe Edwards

A pupil performs at last year's event. Photo by Chloe Edwards

A group of Bow schoolchildren are to stage an exhibition on what they think their area will be like in 20 years’ time.

After a successful run last year which saw pupils from primaries, secondary schools and youth clubs pair up with artists, Bow Arts Trust is running another one-off exhibition tonight (Thursday August 4).

The students will have just a few days to come up with ideas for paintings, photographs or visual performances.

Anna sexton, the trust’s community development officer, said: “It’s going to be quite a challenge as a lot of the young people won’t have met before.

“It gives the artists a chance to get more involved with the community and the young people a chance to try out new things. Last year was brilliant so expect the unexpected.”

The show, Futurology, funded by Bow Arts Trust and East Thames and Action for Bow, will run from 6.30 to 9pm at the Nunnery gallery in Bow Road.

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