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Longlevens pupils create Tudor style paintings ahead of an exhibition

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: February 03, 2014

Pupils from Longlevens Primary School, are doing a Tudor-style painting of the Mayor of Gloucester Chris Chatterton in advance of a unique exhibition

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PUPILS from Longlevens Junior School went back in time last week as they explored the world of Tudors.

Eight pupils were invited to the Mayor’s Parlour in the North Warehouse where they were tasked with creating a portrait of Gloucester Mayor, Chris Chatterton.

Mr Chatterton said: "I was walking along the school last year when I noticed their art work, so I decided to invite them. One portrait will be displayed at a Tudor exhibition which is coming to the city in April.

"It will host paintings dating back to 500 years from artists that played a very important part in Gloucester’s history. All the pupils enjoyed dressing up in robes and using Tudor painting skills."

The eight portraits will be judged by Mr Chatterton, Paul James, leader of the Gloucester City Council and Citizen editor Jenny Eastwood.

The chosen portrait will be displayed at the exhibition and the remaining seven will be displayed in the Civic Suite at the North Warehouse.

Sarah Baker, acting deputy head for Curriculum, at Longlevens Junior School, said: “All the children were overwhelmed and it was an unique experience going into the Mayor’s parlour and trying on his robes.”

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