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Barking and Dagenham’s pupils open river inspired exhibition at Boathouse Creative Studios

PUBLISHED: 09:34 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:34 21 September 2018

The display at the Boathouse Creative Studios, which showcased work from partner schools in Palestine. Picture: JANEY

The display at the Boathouse Creative Studios, which showcased work from partner schools in Palestine. Picture: JANEY

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Barking and Dagenham’s children were given a taste of life as professional artists when their work was displayed in a public gallery.

The exhibition will be open until September 29, and will be supported with workshops by the young artists, poetry readings and storytelling sessions. Picture: JANEYThe exhibition will be open until September 29, and will be supported with workshops by the young artists, poetry readings and storytelling sessions. Picture: JANEY

Pupils from schools across the borough have been taking part in the Rivers of the World project, which sees them learn about their local riversides and make artwork inspired by it.

On Tuesday, their work went up in an exhibition at Barking’s Boathouse Creative Studios.

Students from Dagenham Park, Riverside, Robert Clack, All Saints, Barking Abbey and Eastbury Community schools were featured in the gallery, which will be open until September 29.

The project saw students pair up with schools in Palestine, where pupils who created work about the Jordan river were able to compare with Barking and Dagenham’s creations.

Students from Dagenham Park School, who used historical illustrations to make a collage based on events connected to the Thames. Picture: JANEYStudents from Dagenham Park School, who used historical illustrations to make a collage based on events connected to the Thames. Picture: JANEY

The exhibition will be accompanied by a number of other events, including a riverside-inspired storytelling session on September 26, a poetry session on September 28, and a drop-in workshop led by the young artists on September 29.

For more information, visit totallythames.org/event/exhibition-rivers-of-the-world-barking.

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