Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Local children breathe fresh life into Redbridge Peace monument!

Redbridge Peace monument with new mosaic inserts.

A local art feature received a facelift this week after new mosaics were installed into it's base.

Children of Clementswood Ward attending our recent mosaic art workshops, created peace designs that have now been incorporated into the Redbridge Peace monument.

The monument which was installed in Ilford by the East Ilford Betterment Partnership in 2011, is based at the location of the fatal stabbing of Teenager Kashif Mahmood in 2005, at the Winston Way Roundabout.  

Children aged between 5 - 10 years, created images of butterfly, doves, snails, stars and other images, following the theme of peace hope and unity.

Community leaders inspired the creations through a series of 5 minute seminars before each class.  A public display of some of the Mosiac designs can be viewed at Redbridge Central Library.

 Sania Satwat Chair of the EIBP said:

"It is hoped that the designs will inspire future generations to recognise the importance of diversity in the borough and the value of life."

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