Middlesex Univeristy, Hendon, students on the beat with wartime Britain

On the beat with wartime Britain

On the beat with wartime Britain

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  Students brought the role of the police in wartime Britain to life in a series of drawings.

Middlesex University, in The Burroughs, Hendon, teamed up with Bishop Stortford Museum to help out at its First World War exhibition.

The event is based around rare police records that showcase officers' wartime roles, other first-hand accounts, and the students' illustrations.

It tells nine different stories about what it meant to be a police officer during this time, covering spying, shell shock, rationing, and black outs.

Art graduates Kremena Dimitrova, Alex Moore, Daniel Duncan, Max Halton, Michael O’Brien, Charlot Kristensen, Taro Qureshi and Salome Papadopoullos all took part in the event.

Mr Moore said: “I think using mediums such as the graphic novel and animation to tackle the stories from Bishop Stortford allowed us to translate these accounts into something that felt incredibly fresh and easy to connect with.

“It’s been a great privilege to work alongside such a talented group of artists on a project tied into one of the most significant, impactful events in history.”

Their illustrations have been brought together in the form of a graphic novel available to buy at the museum, the artwork forming a large part of the exhibition.

The exhibition runs from August 5, to January 29, 2015. To find out more, visit www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk

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