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Thumbs up for Lord's art project Published: 08 April 2014

Darren Baker with pupils from Essendine Primary School
Darren Baker with pupils from Essendine Primary School

MCC's community art project, 'Howzart!', has been well received by children in twelve schools around Lord's.

Over 500 children from primary and secondary schools have participated in either art workshops at Lord's, or school assemblies and art lessons delivered by Royal portrait artist Darren Baker.

We’ve had some fantastic entries

Every young person participating in the scheme has recieved a canvas to produce a piece of artwork inspired by the Bicentenary of Lord's.

The winning entries will be displayed on a mural on the Compton Stand, which will be unveiled during the MCC v Rest of the World match on Saturday 5 July.

A judging panel will now decide on the final winners.

Howzart! Appeals to local children

Charlotte Goodhew, MCC Collections Officer, said: "MCC has launched a new community strategy aimed at involving the local community in the Club’s work, and the Howzart! project is a very important part of that.

"It’s been fantastic to see so many keen and talented children take part in the competition whilst enjoying the history of Lord’s.

"We’ve had some fantastic entries to the competition and it will be a tough job to choose the winners, but we’re all looking forward to seeing the successful pieces alongside Darren’s work on the Compton Stand."

The programme has been sponsored by Great Art, Europe's largest art supplier, who have provided the canvases used in the competition.


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