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Tate Modern fall boy is being 'brave' but 'suffering'

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A six-year-old boy who was allegedly thrown off a balcony at the Tate Modern is still unable to speak, eat or move his body, his family have said.

The boy, who was visiting London with his family, suffered a "deep" bleed to the brain in the fall on 4 August.

In an update on an online fundraising page, the family said he was being "brave" and doing "his best to move his tongue, his right arm and hand" but he is also "suffering".

"He understands everything, but doesn’t understand why he cannot manage to eat or swallow", they said.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder. A trial will start on 3 February at the Old Bailey.

Call for participants for massive artwork in Bankside

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Residents and businesses based in Bankside, south London, are being invited to take part in a mass participatory artwork which is being created over the course of two weeks.

From The Other Side will see art and messages being added to windows and buildings from Blackfriars Bridge to Borough Market between 27 September and 13 October.

It has been set up by Better Bankside and Tate Modern's community team who were inspired by an exchange of poster messages that took place between two facing offices in Park Street a few years ago.

Speaking about the artwork Donald Hyslop, chair of Better Bankside and head of urban culture at Tate Modern, said: "I love the idea of voices from and dialogues between buildings, which reveal something of the personalities who work, live or play in them.

"The project is open to all and we expect to see a forest of philosophy, wit and wonder appearing over the next few weeks."

Anybody living or working in the area who wants to take part should email kp@betterbankside.co.uk.