Friday, May 4, 2012

A First in the Family

Yesterday I was booked to go to London in  a coach trip with the Tring U3A Genealogy Group to visit the London Metropolitan Archives or possibly the Society of Genealogists but I was distracted by the news that the youngest member of the family was doing something that, as far as I know, none of her ancestors had ever done. She had a picture hung in a London Art Exhibition! So when the coach arrived in the City the archives were forgotten for a couple of hours as I slipped out and caught a bus to the Royal College of Art.

OK, Hanaa was only six when she painted it and it may only be a coincidence that it provides a surreal image of the desolate high rise housing estates that were built in London 50 years ago. The important thing is that the Annual Young Art Exhibitions at the Royal College of Art not only gives children at some 80 schools in the London area a chance to show what they can do, by also raises money for cancer research.

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