From it’s industrial past and present hub of creativeness, Kings Cross is a fitting location of positive transformational change to showcase ’Words For The World’ a new 180ft outdoor art exhibit launched in partnership between King’s Cross, HarperCollins Children’s Books and Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) as part of the #CLPEWordsForTheWorld campaign.
The vibrant, colourful and thought provoking exhibit features the creative writings and art from 300 Kings Cross Academy pupils aged 3-10 years, renowned authors, illustrators and poets alongside contributions from adults in the local community. Authors featured include Oliver Jeffers, Konnie Huq, Benji Davies, Viv Schwarz and Michael Rosen just to name a few.
Inspired by Oliver Jeffers’ acclaimed 2017 picture book, Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, featuring a series of heartfelt notes written for his son exploring the changing world. CLPE, as part of their recovery curriculum to help bring children back together, invited children across the UK to write their own notes for living on the planet, including their thoughts and feelings of the pandemic and returning to school.
Everyone has a story and something to say, however we can learn a lot from the younger generation and how they view the world and future, with a sense of innocence, resilience, hope, and positivity. The creation of this beautiful artwork at King’s Cross is an opportunity for those in and around the community to explore the positive messages and celebrate the talent from local schoolchildren who live and learn at King’s Cross
For words of kindness and messages of hope, make sure you see this joyful exhibition.
From: 8th October 2020 – 31st December 2020
Address: Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4BT
Written by: Eboni Addoh