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RASPO joins Reading heritage

Anisha Thomas received a Bronze Arts Award from Reading Museum for her involvement in creating new t-shirt designs for RASPO Steel Band as part of the World Stories South East project. More...

As a member of the design team Anisha and other young RASPO artists including Emma Macedo, Tanisha Walker, Nathifa Jordan and Abi van der Linden, visited Reading Museum for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the collections.

They sought inspiration for new t-shirt logos to take to their forthcoming appearance at the Notting Hill Carnival. More...

Inspired by objects relating to Reading's history, the team incorporated decorative motifs found on musical artefacts in the Historic World Objects collection, which came to Reading in the late 19th Century from former British Colonies in Africa, South America and the Far East.

The RASPO t-shirt and portfolio drawings will be on display in the museum collection.

Anisha Thomas with her RASPO t-shirt design on display in Reading Museum

Anisha Thomas with her RASPO t-shirt design on display in Reading Museum

Arts Award for Anisha

Anish Thomas with her Bronze Arts Award Certificate at Reading Museum

Anisha proudly shows her Bronze Arts Award presented to her by Reading Museum in May 2014.

Anisha compiled the award winning portfolio incorporating the team's design ideas for the Arts Council England funded project.