Twenty-One Portraits

Twenty-One Portraits is an annual project designed to focus on the harsh realities of racism we face to teach us on how we can bring change and elevate the image and confidence of the black man and other potential victims of discrimination while advocating for a better, more diverse, and inclusive community. 

Following our BAME inquiry, some great work towards a more inclusive Basingstoke has been ongoing, which form part of our history we should celebrate. Portraits capture issues including sports, Islamophobia, women and gay rights, policing, county lines and education. On 19th November, we had a successful launch.

Speakers included Rt Hon Maria Miller, MP, Superintendent Karen McManus and Cllr Simon Bound. This project was proudly supported by Unum, Hampshire Cultural Trust, Hampshire County Council and Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.

A Showcase on the Willis Museum

The portraits can currently be viewed at the Willis Museum beautifully woven into the story of Basingstoke.

How to get involved

We would like you to vote for your favourite portrait from 25th – 31st November 2021. Come back in a few days for how to vote.

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