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Youngsters find their voice through Slough graffiti workshop

James Harrison

James Harrison

Youngsters find their voice through Slough graffiti workshop

‘Stop ISIS’, ‘Stop Ginger Inequality’ and ‘Free KFC’ were among the slogans on show at a graffiti workshop in Slough.

The session, held at Slough Library, in the High Street, on saw dozens of children and teenagers learn about all aspects of street art – including different techniques, styles and its history which goes back thousands of years.

Led by award-winning author Sarah Mussi, the youngsters also got the chance to practice and perfect their own designs and tags.

Speaking at the event, she praised the political engagement of the young people she had seen, but added there needed to be more forums for them to make themselves heard.

She said: “I think we need to hear young peoples’ voices more. They get a lot of bad press, but there’s also a lot of them with a lot of good things to say. This is fun and it’s engaging and it’s art and it gets kids into libraries.

“Not only have we got access to books about street art, but also stuff about David Hockney – you don’t tend to find stuff like that lying about unless you’re in a library.”

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