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Event marks completion of Barking and Dagenham art installation project

PUBLISHED: 14:16 10 June 2015

One of the art installations at the Creekmouth Heritage Project

One of the art installations at the Creekmouth Heritage Project

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Take a peek at an installation designed for the Creekmouth Heritage Project – a scheme set up to mark the rich history of the area through a series of art.

Art was on show at an event celebrating the project’s completion on Friday – where leader of the council, Cllr Darren Rodwell, also divulged his DJ-ing skills.

The project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Transport for London delivering three focal artworks designed with the involvement of local residents and the Creekmouth Preservation Society.

Darren Rodwell said: “In this historical year for the borough [the 50th anniversary] The Creekmouth Project is making sure that local residents are actively engaged in showcasing the area’s heritage.”

The series of installations are spread out across River Road, outside the Rivergate Centre, Barking Riverside and Farr Avenue.

Learning packs for schools have also been created as well as an improved Creekmouth Preservation Society website and various volunteer training.


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