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Statue of James Watt to be reinstalled in Birmingham with plaque on his family links to slave trade

The statue of Scottish inventor James Watt in Birmingham will be reinstalled with a plaque explaining his 'dark side' and links to slavery

Statue of steam engine pioneer and ‘father of the industrial revolution’ James Watt will be reinstalled in Birmingham with a plaque about his ‘dark side’ and family links to slave trade in the wake of BLM protests The statue of inventor James Watt has been in storage in Birmingham since 2017 Council will reinstall it…

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Hartlepool council will put a sign on ‘unfriendly’ monkey statue

Legend says the monkey was hanged as a French spy after being washed ashore at the seaside town in County Durham following a shipwreck during the Napoleonic Wars. A statue of the animal is located in the town's marina

Councillors have been accused of ‘virtual-signalling gone crazy’ after insisting on adding a plaque to Hartlepool’s monkey statue over fears it could be used to depict the town as ‘unfriendly to foreigners’ in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests.  Legend says the monkey was hanged as a French spy after being washed ashore…

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Statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston goes on display in local museum 

A statue of slave trader Edward Colston (pictured) that was toppled during a Black Lives Matter protest on June 7, 2021 will go on public display on Friday - almost a year-to-the-day since it was torn down

The public display of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston lying flat after being torn down during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol last year has been branded a ‘partisan act’ by an art critic. Its’ new home is at the M Shed museum in the city alongside placards from the protest and a timeline…

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Statue of poet Philip Larkin is placed on council’s secret racism review list

The poet, who died in 1985, was honoured with a posthumous statue at Hull Paragon Interchange railway station in 2010

The poet, who died in 1985, was honoured with a posthumous statue at Hull Paragon Interchange railway station in 2010 Philip Larkin has been included on a ‘secret list’ of ‘major statues of concern’ over comments he made in private letters published years after his death. The poet, who died in 1985, was honoured with…

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Councillors vote to move statue of British war hero

The Grade 11 listed bronze statue in Exeter, Devon

Councillors have voted to move the statue of a British war hero after officials said it ‘impacts anybody who does not define themselves in binary gender terms’.  A council review into the continued appropriateness of the Grade 11 listed bronze statue, which depicts General Sir Redvers Buller, in Exeter, Devon, recommended it was relocated due…

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Darth Vader figure is placed on plinth where slave trader Edward Colston’s statue stood

A leading street artist created the unofficial tribute to Dave Prowse, saying the city 'has lost a son' after the British actor died on Sunday

Mannequin Skywalker! Darth Vader figure is placed on plinth where slave trader Edward Colston’s toppled statue once stood in tribute to late Star Wars actor David Prowse A street artist created the unofficial tribute to the Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse The creator, who has not been named, said city ‘has lost a son’ after…

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SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: He’s no plinth charming, says slaver statue artist Marc Quinn’s ex love 

Has provocative artist Marc Quinn, who once made a bronze statue of supermodel Kate Moss in a compromising yoga position, been hoist by his own petard?

He was painted a right-on hero this week for creating a statue of the Black Lives Matter protester, Jen Reid.  But has provocative artist Marc Quinn, who once made a bronze statue of supermodel Kate Moss in a compromising yoga position, been hoist by his own petard? For I can reveal his latest work, A…

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Slave trader’s statue in Britain replaced by Black Lives Matter protester – National

People take pictures of the sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester standing on the empty plinth previously occupied by the statue of slave trader Edward Colston, in Bristol, Britain, July 15, 2020.

A sculpture of a Black protester with her fist raised in the air has been erected in place of a 17th Century English slave trader whose statue was toppled by anti-racism demonstrators last month in Britain’s port city of Bristol. Edward Colston, who made a fortune from trading in West African slaves, was pulled down and…

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