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Romford Pictures: Creative explosion at Romford restaurant turned art exhibition

09:00 18 January 2014

The window display for the REACT project

The window display for the REACT project

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The creative juices of a group of young artists were flowing freely this week through a project which has transformed an old restaurant into an exhibition.

One of the exhibition highlightsOne of the exhibition highlights

Students from Havering College of Further and High Education and Havering Sixth Form College have taken over the Goji World eatery near Romford station for their REACT project.

The exhibition, organised by the Romford Contemporary Arts Programme (RCAP) and supported by Havering Council and the Cosmo restaurant, launched on Thursday to the public.

The programme’s curator Sarah Walters said: “The outcomes have been surprising and inspiring and the project has been a great success so far. We’ve learnt a lot from last year’s project and hope to have brought Romford an even bigger, better exhibition!”

RCAP hired 10 professionals, such as artists and directors, to lead 12 students each in exploring how art can create social change and improve their communities.

The old Goji World resturant in Romford, which has been transformed into the art exhibitionThe old Goji World resturant in Romford, which has been transformed into the art exhibition

Creations have included a “subversive” T-shirt store, to portray the idea that the garments can be used to make statements, and a dance group who have performed in shopping centres.

Saffiyah Patel, a foundation art and design student from Havering Sixth Form College, said: “Doing this project has definitely put me out of my comfort zone. Being part of the performing arts group has made me feel as though I can conquer the world.”

The exhibition is open today until 5pm and on Sunday until 4pm.

For more information on RCAP, email sarah@wearercap.co.uk or visit www.wearercap.co.uk.

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