Mosaics by young children added to Ilford memorial to stabbing victim

Artist Gary Drostle, Wilson Chowdhry and school kids at the unveiling of the mosaics

Artist Gary Drostle, Wilson Chowdhry and school kids at the unveiling of the mosaics - Credit: Archant

Mosaics made by young children in the borough have been added to an Ilford memorial statue promoting hope and unity.

Following an art workshop organised by The East Ilford Betterment Partnership (EIBP), the top ten mosaic designs were unveiled as part of the Redbridge Peace Monument, on the junction of Riches Road and Winston Way, Ilford, on Thursday.

The monument, which was first installed in 2011, is based at the location of the fatal stabbing of teenager, Kashif Mahmood, in 2005.

Wilson Chowdhry, organiser for the EIBP project, said: “When we installed the Redbridge Peace Monument we wanted the project to inspire our community to see beyond the failings of the past to a better future. It was imperative that young children from different backgrounds were involved in the project in some way.

“We hope that their designs will inspire future generations to recognise the importance of diversity in the borough and the value of life.”


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