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History of Hampstead School Art Project

To celebrate its 20th year, the O2 Centre is collaborating with St Mary’s School, to commemorate the history of Hampstead. 

1st to 15th March 

Exhibit outside Waterstones. 


As a proud member of the Hampstead community for the last 20 years, The O2 Centre is working with the local community to celebrate the beauty and history of the local area. 

As part of their History of Hampstead project, Year 3 students from St Mary’s School explored the local area to soak up the surrounding history, learning about the Great Fire of London and its impact on local architecture. 

Taking inspiration from this, the children have designed posters using print-making techniques to illustrate the marks from the great fire. Focusing on the ‘Doors of Hampstead’ we can see the great efforts the children have gone to to replicate such marks and illustrate how these doors have played a part in our city's history. 

Tunjay Fehmi, head of art at St Mary's School Hampstead says: 'Working in collaboration with the 02 Centre for their 20th Anniversary has been a fantastic experience. I have seen the partaking students confidence and quality of work grow as we worked towards creating the posters for the exhibition. Combining a print making technique with their learning taken from the History of Hampstead tour, the year three students have focused on re-creating the fire marks used on doors during the Great Fire of London. Our prints show some of these doorways as well as celebrating the beautiful architecture we are lucky enough to see everyday.'