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Somali Stories - Oval House Cafe Gallery

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AN EXHIBITION entitled Somali Stories: A visual expression of Somali culture, will be on display in the Oval House Cafe Gallery from February 19 to March 1, 2008.

Twenty-four young Somali school pupils from Lambeth, working with Oval House Theatre and renowned visual arts company Cloth of Gold, have collaborated to create an exhibition that values Somali culture and promotes its positive contribution to today’s diverse social climate.

Known for their hands-on textile approaches, Cloth of Gold have worked with practitioners from Oval House and together have helped these young people realise their own creative potential by engaging them in a series of two one-day workshops, resulting in seven screen printed panels that represent the young people’s perceptions of Somalia. The final exhibition has already toured to participating schools and other venues in Lambeth.

The participating schools are King’s Avenue Primary School, Lilian Baylis Technology School, Allen Edwards Primary School, Lark Hall Primary School, Norwood School, Loughborough Primary School, Crown Lane Primary School and Stockwell Primary School.

Admission: Free.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday, 3pm to 9pm.

Oval House Theatre, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London, SE11 5SW.