Feeling arty at Walthamstow

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Walthamstow art project

A new 3D art exhibition is set to open at Walthamstow Reservoirs after judges were inundated with entries.

More than 1,000 exhibits were submitted to the Walthamstow Wetlands Water and Life Sculpture competition, which will see 150 3D pieces on display.

The entrants, mostly from local schools and the community, were asked to create a piece of art which expressed what the wetlands means to them.

Pavan Badesha, engagement lead at Thames Water which organised the project, said: ““It’s great to see so many schools and members of the community engaged with Walthamstow Wetlands, expressing what it means to them in a creative and visual way.

“With more than 1,000 entries competing for 150 places the project team are really pleased the opportunity to get involved proved so popular with school children local to the area.”

Kirsty Halford, Walthamstow Project Manager, added: “The level of engagement shown for the arts project is just the level we hope continues as we open the doors to the community later in the year.”