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Wha' Gwan?

Today's offering is a little bit of graffiti archaeology. We have had a few different versions of this 'Wha Gwan?' design up on flickr before but this one I particularly like as over time it had disappeared under layer upon layer of posters for bashment nights, circuses and fairs and local theatre productions but once they had become too numerous they were cleared away and I'm proud to see that our little paste up was still clinging tenaciously to the side of the metal box and looking largely unharmed.


For the uninitiated, the phrase ‘Wha gwan’ (whaa gwaan) means ‘what’s going on?’ in Jamaican Patois. The spelling varies but the meaning does not change. As we live in Brixton this is not an unusual phrase to hear around the place.





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Taken on June 23, 2012