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Carnival of the World

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A Celebration of Music in Berkshire

2015 CultureMix Review

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2014 CultureMix Review

RASPO at Notting Hill Carnival 2014

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2013 CultureMix Review

Summer fun with RASPO

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RASPO play Madejski Stadium

2012 CultureMix Review

Mary's Olympic Journey

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Olympic Rings Press Launch

Reading Midweek - 8 February 2012

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TASPO to RASPO Exhibition

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Reading Community Carnival 2009

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RASPO Showcase 3 May 2009

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Refocus Youth Meeting 6 April 2009

Reading Half Marathon March 2009

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Carnival of the World - London

Carnival of the World - Costumes

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Carnival of the World - Reading

Flag making with Kinetika

Costumes with Melissa Simon-Hartman

Music with RASPO and Jason Yarde

Carnival of the World - Reading

Flyers poster PR

Carnival of the World

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ITV Lorraine photos

CultureMix at the Royal Albert Hall

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Calypso and Carols

RASPO-rama Summer Steel Band 2015

RASPO at EAT Reading & World Party 2015

RASPO Gallery - Eat Reading / World Party

2nd Schools Steel Band Festival

RASPO tour for Stoptober

RASPO at Notting Hill Carnival 2014

Gallery: RASPO at Notting Hill Carnival 2014

Mary meets The Mighty Sparrow

Summer Carnival Steel Band project

RASPO Summer Carnival Project

RASPO summer project launch success

Steel Band project - Gallery

ITV film RASPO - Gallery

Carnival Steel Band performance

Schools Steel Band Festival

Schools Steel Band Festival Gallery


Carnival Steel Band - ITV

Black History Month - ITV

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Abolition of Slavery - ITV

The Oracle Riverside - ITV

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BBC Children in Need

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Black History Month

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RASPO at Notting Hill Carnival 2013

World Stories South East

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Music for Youth Festival

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A second CD for RASPO

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RASPO Olympic Rings performance

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RASPO at Notting Hill Carnival 2011

RASPO rehearse at Jelly Art Pad

National Steel Band Championship

About Iman Pascall

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Press - Reading Midweek 7 September 2011

Royal Wedding Street Party

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Get Reading 6 August 2010

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BAS 11th Annual Awards Gallery

RASPO Panorama Orchestra

Pan Fever - Reading Concert Hall


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RASPO launch first CD

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