Child Hood – The Real Event
A partnership between Kids Company and the Royal Academy of Arts
13 June—22 July 2012
In Burlington Gardens
12–6pm Tuesday to Sunday; free entry
Set against the backdrop of the 2012 Olympics, this exhibition explores the real challenges and triumphs experienced by children living in the forgotten landscape of urban London.
Paintings, poetry and sculpture created by children and young people from Kids Company are displayed in the main galleries of 6 Burlington Gardens, celebrating the small heroisms and sometimes difficult hurdles these children face in growing up.
This exhibition includes interactive elements and features a complementary programme of events for both adults and families.
Camila Batmanghelidjh. Photo: Judy Leigh Reed
Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996 and now supports over 17,000 vulnerable children in some of the most deprived areas of London.
KIDS COMPANY EVENING EVENT
Thursday 28 June 6.30–7.30pm
6 Burlington Gardens
Kids Company founder and Director Camila Batmanghelidjh engages with panelists and audience to rethink how we define heroism, courage, and dignity in today’s society. Speakers TBC. £12/£6 reductions
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