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    Ghana's new High Commissioner, Mr Afrisi Bonsu Attafuah, opened an exhibition of Ghanaian art & crafts at the Commonwealth Institute in London on Tuesday (11 August).

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    Ghana's new High Commissioner, Mr Afrisi Bonsu Attafuah, opened an exhibition of Ghanaian art & crafts at the Commonwealth Institute in London on Tuesday (11 August). The exhibition, the first of Ghanaian arts in London, is designed to show how the country's culture has progressed from its independence in 1960.

    Other dignitaries at Tuesday's opening were Mr Augustine Meliga Bamford, arts and crafts national organiser of the Arts Council of Ghana, and Mr J.K. Thompson, the Director of the Commonwealth Institute.

    Following the official opening in which Mr Attafuah welcomed guests, there was a performance of Ghanaian music.

    There are more than 31 painters, sculptors and other craftsmen and women represented at the exhibition.

    Among the paintings are works by Amon Kotei, Theresa Bannerman, Kobina Bucknor and E. Owusu Dartey. One of Theresa Bannerman's works, "Fort Orange", is made with dried leaves.

    In addition to sculpted works, there are ceramics, jewellery and textile crafts displayed as well.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1MZO1E1J7BVR7WC17TY367HPS
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MZO1E1J7BVR7WC17TY367HPS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:14:00
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