Design students add spice to Slug and Lettuce décor

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Modern art has been given plenty of publicity in the news recently with the coverage of the Turner Prize and the new "ice cube" sculpture in London's...

Modern art has been given plenty of publicity in the news recently with the coverage of the Turner Prize and the new "ice cube" sculpture in London's Trafalgar Square.

Eager to seize the cultural opportunity to update its design, the Slug and Lettuce in St Martin's Lane, London, has been given a revamp with the work of four final-year photography degree students.

The pub is showing Versatility - the up-and-coming exhibition of photography. The students all worked with each other to make sure the pictures would be suitable to be shown together and in such an unusual site.

The photographers are all studying at Cheltenham and Gloucester College and were inspired to hang their work in the pub by one of the four, Chris Jones, who works in Cheltenham's Slug and Lettuce.

He said: "We took a look at the walls in the Slug and Lettuce and decided our work would add to the vibe of the bar. We selected work that would complement the atmosphere and would look good. We have to get our work seen and this is a great way to promote ourselves in a professional way."

So far the exhibition is receiving positive feedback. Assistant manager of the pub, Amber Brown, said: "We're really happy with the photographs and they're very much in keeping with the Slug and Lettuce brand."

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