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Artwork marking 80 years of Dagenham Civic Centre goes on display

PUBLISHED: 11:35 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:35 22 March 2018

Cllr Darren Rodwell and CU London sssociate pro vice chancellor Andy Ginn with one of the pieces of art on display Picture: Halilibrahim Shevket/CU London

Cllr Darren Rodwell and CU London sssociate pro vice chancellor Andy Ginn with one of the pieces of art on display Picture: Halilibrahim Shevket/CU London

Halilibrahim Shevket/CU London

Artwork combining the past and present of Dagenham Civic Centre has gone on display to mark the start of a new era for the site.

The collection was commissioned in October by CU London, which has turned the site into a university campus, to mark 80 years since it first opened.

The pictures, which merge photos from 1937 and 2017, have now gone on display at Barking Town Hall after being donated by the campus.

Andy Ginn, associate pro vice chancellor, said: “We felt it was right that as we move forward at CU London, ensuring that this historic building remains at the heart of the local community, these wonderful pieces were put on public display.”

Council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell added: “It is a fantastic gesture from CU London to give these wonderful pieces of art back to the community. The history of the Civic Centre is a big part of our culture locally but the future is exciting.”


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