There are very high poor quality air levels in and around Splott, Adamsdown and Tremorfa. These areas of Cardiff are more typically working class and culturally diverse.
With Cardiff ranked 4th worst in the UK for air pollution and the poorer parts of town effected to a greater extent. The residents of CF3 are campaigning against a 2nd incinerator within their postcode. There is already one within the residential district that looms over the landscape and blots the skyline.
With evidence clearly showing the reduction in years of average life expectancy due to poor air quality XR Cardiff Arts have been busy cutting stencils to raise awareness and engage the local community as there are 10 days left to get objections in.
Expect more murals to pop up over the city. If you have a wall that needs decorating then contact extinction rebellion cardiff arts on Facebook
Two themes close to my heart. Having been unable to participate in the demonstrations and actions that have been happening across the UK during September, I thought to contribute and support the cause by using my wall as a platform for the images.
Not surprisingly the subject matter has generated a lot of positive responses and discussions but also some angry abuse by passers by who seem to want to vent from across the road and not engage in any back and forth of ideas or conversation.
Climate Change and Racism are inextricably linked and I hope that this wall will keep them at the forefront of our awareness as we negotiate this world as it goes through various states of lock down
My dear friend and beautiful inspirational musician, teacher and many other things Eugene Skeef has been writing poems in response to the place we find ourselves today. This is a poem he wrote just a few days ago. After my wall of instruction I wanted a wall of love to balance the fear with hope and sustenance. I am sure many more of Eugene’s poems will find their way to the wall. Enjoy ! Thank you Eugene from the bottom of my heart. Sianed
On the one side we have love on the other side we have some very serious and specific rules to follow to keep ourselves, our loved ones and everybody else in the world safe. Please be careful in these extraordinary times.
In the middle we have the Queen of Splott creating havoc and mischief as always.