Bexley wildlife artwork unveiled on River Shuttle

A public artwork highlighting the wildlife of Bexley Woods has  been unveiled along the River Shuttle in a creative project between Thames21 and Ellenor Lions Hospices.

Young people from the Youth Club at the Livingstone Hospital in Dartford took part in a fun day on the River Shuttle, inspiring the sketches, leaf rubbings and poems which now illustrate the board for visitors to the woods.

The young artists enjoyed a scavenger hunt, took part in river dipping and explored the woodlands before creating arts and crafts with the help of River Shuttle Coordinator Joanne Bradley and Thames21 volunteers.

The artwork was unveiled at a ceremony with the artists, families and Bexley’s Deputy Mayor Councillor John Wilkinson.
Crayford Rotary Club and Friends of Bexley Woods contributed funds to the production of the board and local cartographer John Arnold kindly produced the artwork free of charge.

Image: courtesy of Derek Hope