Racist attack on English Heritage exhibition celebrating black lives


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Police called after ‘n’ word scrawled on photograph of black model at stately home show

An English Heritage exhibition on “Englishness” held at a stately Bedfordshire home was the target of a racist attack following tensions over the charity’s role as custodian of the UK’s architectural legacy.

The exhibition at Wrest Park opened on 5 August and saw four young photographers – three of them people of colour – reimagine the idea of Englishness at heritage sites across the country, as part of its England’s New Lenses exhibition. It included prints exploring the lives of black British people since the arrival of the Windrush and the presence of north African Romans at Hadrian’s Wall.

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