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Tomorrowland is a multimedia project created by lead artist Bernadette Russell with Erik Perera, Hannah Marshall, Kremena Dimitrova and Wendy Shearer.

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The project is inspired in part by Enrique Peñalosa (former Mayor of Bogota) who said:

If we can build a successful city for children, we will have a successful city for everyone.

With the year 4 children and teachers of St Paul's with St Michael's, Sebright and Queensbridge primary schools, the team explored ideas of what Hackney might be by 2050.

Together they explored the idea of home as being larger than the four walls we each occupy but also the green spaces, streets and buildings which are part of our everyday lives.

The children created their vision of what home might be in the future – using written and spoken words, drawings, ideas, curiosity, imagination and daring, to envisage a world informed by their hopes and dreams.

In Autumn 2021 the children from all three schools visited the Museum to see their work and celebrate their achievement with stories and songs.

In January 2022, all 125 children received the Arts Award Discover in recognition of their creativity and participation in the arts.

A group of young people celebrating with artwork behind them Pupils from Queensbridge Primary School

View artworks and listen to stories

St Pauls And St Michaels Map

St Paul's with St Michael's Primary School

Download poster (jpg)

Listen to children's stories on Soundcloud

View children's artwork on Flickr




Transport inventions

Extra drawings

Meet the Tomorrowland creative team

Bernadette Russell smiling to camera © Gerald Kyd

Bernadette Russell

Author and storyteller

Wendy Shearer smiling with blue background

Wendy Shearer

Author and storyteller

Hannah Marshall playing the cello

Hannah Marshall


Erik Perera photographed in the outdoors

Erik Perera

Sound artist

Kremena Dimitrova photographed in black and white

Kremena Dimitrova