The ‘Story of Stratford’ was a two-year Art Residency working with participants from local schools, Colegrave Primary School and Stratford School, London. Visual artist Helen Marshall was commissioned by Westfield to creatively lead the project, managed by A New Direction.
It documented the progress of the Stratford City development, from a building site in 2009 to an operational retail centre on its opening in 2011 and it explored how the history and subsequent regeneration of Stratford would change the lives of the students and their families.
About Westfield Stratford City
A New Retail Landmark. At 1.9 million sq ft Westfield Stratford City is the largest urban shopping centre in Europe and the prestigious gateway to the Olympic Park.
I think the Story of Stratford is interesting and exciting because you get to go out and find out different histories and information.
Art can be more fun than I thought.
It has helped me think about what I want to be in the future.
I think it is about making Stratford a better place for the Olympics and telling people about Stratford if they choose to come.
I’ve learnt that anyone can be an artist or a designer.