8th July, 2020

Virtual Fairtrade Gallery Tour at Brent Civic Centre

As shops, restaurants and playgrounds start to open up across the country, we find ourselves looking forward to the day that Art Galleries open their doors to the public once again! So today, we’re bringing you a virtual gallery tour of a very special collection…

Celebrating Brent as the 2020 London Borough of Culture, in February two local Fairtrade Schools displayed their art on Fairtrade themes in Brent Civic Centre, to be enjoyed by visitors for at least three months. The art is by pupils at Byron Court Primary School in Wembley and the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in Harlesden. They were encouraged to use paintings to describe Fairtrade and use the Mark in novel ways. The Worshipful the Mayor of the London Borough of Brent, Councillor Arshad Mahmood, formally opened the display on 4 March, in Fairtrade Fortnight, in the presence of teachers, pupils and members of Brent Fairtrade Network.

Soon after Fairtrade Fortnight, the country went into lockdown, so the gallery has not had the opportunity to be enjoyed widely by locals and visitors alike. We can’t wait until we can see these works in reality, but for now please enjoy browsing the beautiful collection of Fairtrade artworks below: