On Monday, Vernon, deputy mayor for social integration Debbie Weekes-Bernard, mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville, and artist Henny Beaumont unveiled Beaumont’s six-metre artwork in Newington Green. It shows BAME faces in yellow stars on a dark blue, starry background. “We’ve had a very positive response,” Beaumont told us, adding that the few guests allowed to come were moved.
Weekes-Bernard said: “This artwork is a reminder of the grief of those thousands of colleagues, friends and family members they have left behind.”
Vernon added this morning that as the country approaches a second wave “there’s nothing visible” that acknowledges “those frontline workers who’ve died”.
A fitting tribute.
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