Ribeiro’s oil cityscapes, which bear the influence his ancestral home of Goa had for him, were used as a stimulus for the ‘Young@Arts’ Over 50s group. Artist Mürüde Mehmet had the group carve and paint ceramic tiles of places or buildings that had a personal resonance for them which acted as a reminiscence catalyst to draw out their stories. One lady revealed how she had been a child evacuee, “just told to turn up at either Euston or Kings Cross” with no idea of where they were being sent. Gesturing outside, she revealed bombs were falling everywhere. Another, carving out Bow Church, recalled her friend’s wartime wedding there, in a dress made from parachute silk.

Part of the V&A Ribeiro ‘Community Arts Project’.