Rivers of The World is an international arts education programme that works in schools across the world with young people aged 12 to 14 to help inspire, educate and connect them to their local river and waterfront.
Working with professional artists, participants explore environmental, social, ecological and cultural aspects of their river and communities. They then create immense artworks inspired by their findings which help share their stories, ideas and hopes. This year’s exhibition can be seen at City Hall and outside along the South Bank, Bankside, National Theatre, More London.
This year’s international schools come from Addis Ababa, Debre Zeyit & Bahir Dar in Ethiopia, Chittagong in Bangladesh, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Hanoi in Vietnam, Kafue in Zambia, Manila in Philippines.
UK schools hail from London, Lincolnshire, Monmouth, Gloucestershire, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea.
Rivers of The World’s lead artist is Shona Watt and partner artists include Caroline Collinge and Edmond Salter (UK), Martha Hardy (Ethiopia), Chulu Zenzele (Zambia), Nguyen Hoang Giang (Vietnam), Richard Crooks (Bangladesh), Lalith Senanayake (Sri Lanka) and John M Atienza (Philippines).
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