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Young artists invited to take part in River Nene art competition

Metal Culture, the Peterborough-based arts organisation, is inviting young people aged between 11 and 18 to enter an art competition that could see their artwork displayed in front of the Tate Modern.
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Peterborough's Young Poet Laureate, Faith Falayi, has written a poem to inspire the River Nene artwork (Photo: Metal)

The Rivers of the World art competition is part of an international art and education project led by Thames Festival Trust, Metal and Nene Park Trust.

Twenty of the best designs will be brought together by local artist Jeni Cairns and made into a flag, which will then be displayed during September and October in London and Peterborough alongside flags from across the world.

The competition asks young artists to take the River Nene as inspiration - the focus could be on wildlife, activities on the river, the route the river takes, the history of how the river is used.

The deadline for entries is July 16, 2020. See the Metal website for further details about the competition, including how to submit entries for consideration.

Rivers of the World is an international art and education project led by Thames Festival Trust. Young people from across the UK, Morocco, Ethiopia, Sudan, Lebanon, Tanzania and India will be connecting with their local rivers and making artworks which will be exhibited.

Locally, this partnership with Thames Festival Trust is made possible with funding support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund via Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme and with the support of Syntax Poetry Festival.