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Rivers of the World Banners 2011-2015

Banners for Rivers of the World are exhibited at a variety of locations along the river Thames in London for the Totally Thames Festival, previously the Mayors Festival, & internationally with the British Council. London schools we have worked with to create banners for the Rivers of the world project include:


Addington High School/ Alperton Community School/ Barking Abbey School/ Bentley Wood High School/ Burlington Danes Academy/ Central Foundation Girls' School/ Cheam High School/ Chelsea Academy/ Corelli College/ Crown Woods/ Globe Academy/ Harlington Community School/ Jo Richardson Community School/ Kingsbury High School/ Langdon School/ Mulberry School for Girls/ Plumstead Manor School/ Ruislip High School/ St Josephs college/ Southborough High School/ The Bridge Academy/ The Elmgreen School/ Wren Academy/







Cabinet of Curiosity Studio were commissioned by the Thames Festival Trust to work as arts consultants on Rivers of the World:  an international art and education project delivered in partnership with the British Council that connects pupils around the globe to their local river through environmental, economic and cultural learning and themes.


The two-year programme involved the pupils in the first year learning about their local river and in the second about a river in another country. Rivers of the World encouraged young people to explore and reflect on local and global issues and perspectives to build the skills they need for life and work in a global society.


Pupils worked with us to learn and gather ideas that were channelled creatively into drawings, paintings, photographs and other visual media which result in the creation of a collective large-scale work of art. The artworks were then curated and exhibited in galleries, along the River Thames walkway, schools across the UK and around the world in partner countries.insert body text here ...