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What would happen if kids ruled the world?

Posted at 4:30 pm, March 30, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment

Artist Yinka Shonibare with chidlren from Argyle Primary SchoolWe’ll get a pretty good idea at the Foundling Museum this weekend (Mar 31-April 1) as artist Yinka Shonibare hosts the ‘Back to Front Weekend’. He is inviting children and young people from across London will take over and run the museum, transforming it into a topsy turvy 18th Century fair with free outdoor entertainment all day. Meanwhile indoors, teachers will be enacting lessons based on those taught to the original foundling children such as singing, needlework, catechism and writing. ‘The “Back to Front Weekend” will present a shift in power relations between those who have traditionally used the institution and those who have run the institution,’ says Yinka, a British-Nigerian artist whose previous work includes ‘Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’ as seen on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth.

For info, see the Back to Front Weekend at the Foundling Museum.

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