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Summer festival to nurture the talents of young artistic Londoners

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The mayor of London Boris Johnson has called on the city's youth to showcase their creative talents for Children's Art Day this summer.

Aimed at young people under the age of 19, the annual event is designed to get more kids involved in the capital's art scene and involves galleries, museums, schools and community groups across London.

Scheduled to run from July 12th to 18th, the activities will take place during Shine Week, a national festival celebrating talent in young Brits.

Boris Johnson said: "I love to draw and believe that art is one of the great activities in life that really makes us human. It is an undeniably wonderful thing to have a talent for drawing, or painting, or sculpting.

"Art is a superb way to express yourself and I hope that young people in London will be inspired to give it a go."

Last year, more than 230 Children's Art Day events took place across the UK and involved over 50,000 children and adults in galleries, schools and community settings.

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07 May 2010 10:17 GMT

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