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Red Cross Refugee Week attracts some tiny famous faces

Posted at 10:00 am, June 19, 2013 in Outdoor London

In collaboration with Red Cross Refugee Week 2013, four famous London faces are making miniature appearances at different locations across the city until June 23. The tiny sculptures, designed by artist Marcus Crocker, not only all have a strong affiliation with the city, but their historical roots all derive from their refugee backgrounds. Queen legend Freddie Mercury, painter Lucian Freud, the first Governor of the Bank of England Sir John Houblon and architect Richard Rogers were all refugees who fled their residing countries in the face of violence and persecution. A Syrian family and aid worker will join the high-profile models and will be displayed in front of buildings that are relevant to them, to celebrate the impact the figures have had on British culture, as well as heightening awareness of refugee issues. Watch your step…

For more info, see the Red Cross Blog.

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