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We've had to wait for the leaves to fall off the tree to get a good photo of this wall. It was the first of 7 murals that will appear in St Paul's, Bristol, over the next year or two. The idea came from local artist Michele Curtis who wanted to honour the seven founding members of the St Paul's Carnival. She began by drawing beautiful portraits of each of them @iconicblackbristolians which were exhibited last summer. From these we have worked together designing murals to be painted in the local area. This is of Owen Henry, a local activist who was an integral part of the Bristol bus boycott in the 60's. Were honoured she chose us to help her turn her drawings into murals, and pleased with the reception they have received within the community. #7saintsofstpauls #paintsmiths #stpauls #bristol #iconicblackbristolians #michelecurtis #mural #owenhenry #blackhistory #history #streetart #graffiti #portrait #carribean #hummingbird #blue
The greatest joy of being a mom to these two is watching them become best friends.
History of Bristol : During the 1960s, there was a lot of open racial discrimination in Bristol, and so in 1963, Owen and others met in Roy Hackett’s home in Easton, and they started the Commonwealth Co-ordinated Committee to highlight the problem. This group supported the boycott of Bristol buses, and Owen campaigned alongside Paul Stephenson, Roy Hackett, Guy Reid-Bailey, Prince Brown and others. The Boycott became well known and had the support of Tony Benn MP and Lord Leary Constantine. Within six months, they were victorious and the Bristol Omnibus Company had to lift their ban on employing Black people. 3:2 Owen Henry Biography Black Bristolians 3 : 2 : 2 5 1 In 1968, the Committee also formed the St. Paul’s Festival Committee. In those days, the celebrations started two weeks before with a knockout competition for the Louis Sealey Cup (Louis Sealey was a Barbadian cricketer). There were different matches and sports that ended on the last day of the festival. The Metropol Cinema which was then at the top of Grosvenor Road was where the Lord Mayor and the judges of the best floats used to sit. This festival, now called the St. Paul’s Carnival, has been running successfully ever since. Don’t forget to follow us #fcmabristol
Please stay little forever mama’s boys.