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East London’s global trail highlights racial justice

A sign welcoming visitors to Newham
Photo by Raymond Okoro on Unsplash

Newham and Hackney are currently playing host to one of the 11 free outdoor sculpture trails that are each made up of ten unique globes placed in cities around England and Wales.

Every globe is designed by a different artist with each sharing the theme of exploring different aspects of our shared history, how that history impacts our lives today and how we can reimagine the future.

The 103 artist globes, organised by The World Reimagined, cover nine themes with each trail including gone globe from each of the nine following themes: 

  1. Mother Africa
  2. The Reality of Being Enslaved
  3. Stolen Legacy: The Rebirth of a Nation
  4. Abolition and Emancipation
  5. A Complex Triangle
  6. Echoes In The Present
  7. Still We Rise
  8. Expanding Soul
  9. Reimagine The Future

There are also a number of globes designed by students placed in public places across the UK. Globes will remain in place until 6pm on 31 October after which they will go to auction to raise funds for organisations that will focus on projects working towards making racial justice a reality for all.

The Newham to Hackney trail starts at Hackney’s Dalston Curve Garden and ends at Stratford Theatre. You can download a trail map from where you will also find free educational resources and information on local and UK wide events.