Re-build mural

THE public outcry following the wanton destruction of Newport’s Chartist Mural proved the artwork’s effectiveness. There are those who wish to dampen down that effectiveness by replacing it with something more demure. Do they not realise that this further insults the public intelligence?

It was Newport City Council who tore our mural from its cross so it is they who should replace it, but not from the public purse. It must be rebuilt bigger, better but permanently, and in a prominent place. Nothing else will do! Our mural is dead. Long live our mural!

Jim Sullivan Belmont Hill Caerleon

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1:50pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Walter Devereux says...

No way should my money be spent to regenerate a 1970s mosaic. It really wasn't that important. The Chartists are important, but the mosaic was of its era. Let it lie.
No way should my money be spent to regenerate a 1970s mosaic. It really wasn't that important. The Chartists are important, but the mosaic was of its era. Let it lie. Walter Devereux
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4:43pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Indigo Pete says...

A mural is a most dynamic interface for people of all languages to understand the message of Chartism. The reconstruction of a mural celebrating Chartism, many feel, should incorporate the positive changes democracy has made in the world.
Yes include the massacre but also how Chartism has changed the world.

There is no better media to explain a message for the people in the street than a mural.
It has proved its worth, many school from all over South Wales came to be taught about Chartism standing in front of the Budd mural.
We need to understand Newport was the crucible or Chartism. We need an exciting piece of art out in the open for all to see celebrating this fact.
No other media can come close to a mural for its ability to share a message in such a vital way.
A mural is a most dynamic interface for people of all languages to understand the message of Chartism. The reconstruction of a mural celebrating Chartism, many feel, should incorporate the positive changes democracy has made in the world. Yes include the massacre but also how Chartism has changed the world. There is no better media to explain a message for the people in the street than a mural. It has proved its worth, many school from all over South Wales came to be taught about Chartism standing in front of the Budd mural. We need to understand Newport was the crucible or Chartism. We need an exciting piece of art out in the open for all to see celebrating this fact. No other media can come close to a mural for its ability to share a message in such a vital way. Indigo Pete
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3:59pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Good Job No Kids says...

So the "public outcry" from a handful of residents outweighs the 200,000 or so that don't really care?

As Walter says, the mosaic was of its era and has little relevance in todays society.
So the "public outcry" from a handful of residents outweighs the 200,000 or so that don't really care? As Walter says, the mosaic was of its era and has little relevance in todays society. Good Job No Kids
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