At Art Tea, participants drew out a map of central London. Using A-Z’s and the internet, they marked out places that looked particularly interesting. This formed the base of the artwork.
From this, they planned a route. It needed to include Covent Garden, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, the river Thames, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Tate Modern, St Paul’s, and the ‘wobbly bridge’.
There was so much the group needed to fit in during their day, so it was important that the artwork was easy to transport! Each part of the artwork was attached to a tailor made (recycled) rubbish collecting bag, with various glue, scissor and pen attachments! These were made at Art Tea.
They wanted to convey how London made them feel through the artwork – there was lots of excitement and ambition amongst the group, and it was so different from Wirksworth – everywhere was so busy and everything moved so fast! At Covent Garden, two Art Tea-ers became part of the street entertainers act!