Creating a wall of welcoming messages is just one of the activities on offer this weekend as Salford does its bit for Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Pop-up events are being held where visitors can create art to celebrate diversity and find information about how to deal with hate crime.
The non-profit organisation, Arts Let Loose, is hosting it second event in Swinton Square on Saturday, February 8 from 11am-3pm, after the success of its first last weekend.
Activities include making clay heads to symbolise diversity in the Salford community and writing post-it notes to build a ‘wall’ of positive messages.
Alongside Arts Let Loose, two police officers also held a stall at the first pop-up event to encourage members of the community to start a conversation about hate crime.
PC Hulmes of Swinton Police Station said: “We’re trying to make people aware of the hate crime campaign that’s going on at the moment. Everyone needs to be aware […] because a lot of people don’t see it as a crime and a lot of people don’t report it.”
PC Hulmes said she wants more people to be involved with the week and learn more about hate crime generally.
She added: “The ultimate result for us is to make more people aware that it is going on, that it’s not acceptable, and that people should be reporting it.”
Main image courtesy of Arts Let Loose.