Artwork to brighten Elephant and Castle subways

The Elephant and Castle subways will soon be brightened by new artwork by students from local schools as a result of a project led by the Elephant's community wardens.

Wardens have been working with students from Notre Dame, Victory Park and St John's schools, who have produced artwork for the project. This art was recently on display at the Elephant and Castle shopping centre.

Six winners have been chosen from Notre Dame and St. John's School and their work will be professionally reproduced at the London College of Communication (LCC), where winners will spend a day learning about the printing process. All work submitted for the competition will be on public display for a week in late October in LCC's exhibition space. Work will then be displayed on advertising boards at each end of the Elephant and Castle subways. Extra lighting will also be installed.

"We have been really pleased with the way that the children have been actively involved in the project," said community warden Chris Richards. "We look forward to the images brightening up the Elephant and Castle and help combat the continuing problem with people displaying unauthorised material in the area."

Elephant Links director Martin Smith added: "The wardens are not only fulfilling their role in making the streets of the Elephant safer, they areundertaking creative projects that engage with the local community and involve local people in caring for their environment."

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