Exhibition of Kenyan art to be hosted by charity in Cumbria

Elliot Berry
Elliot Berry.

The creative flair of Kenyan and British artists will be on show at a free exhibition and African market in Bowness-on-Windermere from tomorrow.

Hosted by The Noah Initiative (UK), a charity set up by a Cumbrian aid worker 28-year-old Elliot Berry, the free event is taking place daily from 11am to 8pm at the Lakes Christian Centre in the Lake District town until Saturday 13 July. 

Visitors will be able to view the works of a range of ground-breaking Kenyan artists, including Mandela, the Noah Boys and Renee Scobel as well as browse

the African market which will feature a variety of art and craft, bowls, jewellery, souvenirs and clothing, as well as Noah Initiative CDs and t-shirts.

The charity was set up by Mr Berry who was inspired by his experience of working as a counsellor and ‘house parent’ in Eldoret to work with local schools and guardians to secure a better education for fatherless, abused or neglected boys. It works with fatherless children and young men in the slums of Eldoret.

A self-financing charity, the Noah Initiative has achieved rapid success and now has four bases in Eldoret, Kenya’s fifth largest city, with over 70 boys in the programme. 

Mr Berry moved to Kenya in 2011 and continues his work ‘in the field’, with core activity focusing on Eldoret, particularly the slum areas where there are high levels of deprivation.

For further information about The Noah Initiative, visit the charity’s website.

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