Metal has been working with Thames Festival Trust and Nene Park Trust to bring the national project ‘Rivers of the World’ to Peterborough. This project has seen several stages of involvement from 2019 till now, including activities and resources you can get involved with!
Rivers of the World – Activities & Exhibition.
activities by Madhu Manipatruni and Nisha Keshav
June 2021 – August 2021
Orton Mere and Thorpe Meadows
Looking for something fun to do outside with family, friends? Want to explore somewhere new or a familiar place through a new lens? Explore Thorpe Meadows and Orton Mere via a series of online and offline activities inspired by The River Nene exhibited banners.
This exhibition showcases artworks created by students from across the world including, Peterborough, India, Hounslow, Sudan and more. Working with the artists the students responded to the themes ‘River of Life’, exploring the habitats and wildlife found in and around rivers and ‘Polluted Rivers’, exploring how our actions can damage the rivers we depend on and how we can take action to help maintain this precious resource. The students’ ideas have been brought to life through the design, creation and public display of this series of artworks. 12 banners will be exhibited in June – July with a further 12 through July to August.
Metal and Nenepark Trust commissioned Peterborough artists Madhu Manipatruni and Nisha Keshav to design activities, inspired by the banners, for people who visit Nene park.
Madhu and Nisha have designed creative and accessible activities, as a way to find new ways to interact with the park. Madhu has designed a senses / colour and texture trail for you to take part in, which allows you to explore via prompts and challenges. Whilst Nisha is taking you on a photography journey through the park by asking you to explore and look at the park from a different angle.
We would love to see your interactions with the banners and activities. You can access the activities by scanning the QR code that you will find by the banners, however if you have no phone with you, the artists have also created offline activities you can do on the banners.
Rivers of the World is the Thames Festival Trust’s flagship art and education project delivered in partnership with British Council, Metal, Nene Park Trust and Nenescape. It is supported by Syntax Poetry Festival and the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme. www.riversoftheworld.org