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Cheltenham: Banksy Spy Booth

Banksy - Cheltenham

Back in April, following the scandal around the alleged use of mass surveillance programmes by UK intelligence services, a stencil depicting men spying on a phone booth  appeared next to the government communications headquarters, GCHQ in Cheltenham (UK). When Banksy confirmed on his website in June that he had done the piece, this created a frenzy and attracted hordes of visitors.

Shortly after it was boarded and destined to be removed and sold to a London Gallery. In the turns of events, the Cheltenham Borough Council served a notice to stop work on the Grade II listed building for 28 days.  In parallel a campaign to save the “Banksy Spy Booth” artwork has raised 115 000 pounds from the public so far. To be continued…

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