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Weekly Photo Challenge … Culture

April 30, 2013

I live in Reading a large provincial town; crowded with immigrants and migrants (of whom I am one) working in the university, hospital, railway and silicone Thames Valley.  They all bring a rich and diverse culture to a rather dull and ordinary town,

This mural painted in 1999, is a symbol to  strong multi-cultural community. It features Black icons side-by-side with figures from Reading’s own Black community. Sadly it is always noticed unless one is stuck in traffic on the Inner distribution road that goes through Reading.

It was painted by a group of artists and  representatives of Central Club,on the wall of Central Reading Youth Provision. While it depicts local and global aspects of Black was created in memory of peaceful anti-apartheid demonstrators who were massacred in Soweto by the South African regime during the uprising in 1976.   

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