created by gay artist Malcolm Lidbury
Following the ban by Cornwall Pride committee & Neil Hawke chairperson of sculptures of Malcolm Lidbury's from display at the Cornish LGBT pride event . A concerted hate campaign against the artist Lidbury for whistleblowing & raising questions about the arrest of the Cornwall Pride treasurer & sponsor for £1 million tax fraud followed. Lidbury was a client of the accountant/pride treasurer. Lidbury was one of the thousands of business victims of the later exposed between £2-10 million pound tax fraud carried out by the Accountant/Cornwall pride treasurer Simon Pearce.
It had been repeatedly denied to Lidbury that the owner of Barqdos in Truro was a business partner of the convicted tax fraudster Pearce .
However a check with companies house revealed that Christian Diamant was in busines with Simon Pearce, http://www.checkcompany.co.uk/company/08250067/Q-DOS-ENTERTAINMENTS--%28UK%29-L , Pearce who was later convicted of the biggest tax fraud in Cornwall's history & were registered as part of Barqdos entertainments.
Neil Hawke, Chairperson of Cornwall Pride in 2011, who had banned Lidbury & his art form display as a gay artist at Cornwall Pride, was also a business partner with Christain Diamant in aquiring the Swallow Inn pub, in Plymouth.
It was well known that the former accountant/Cornwall Pride treasurer Simon Pearce had spent vast amounts of money over his business partners bar at BarQdos, Truro http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Childhood-idol-S-Club-7-visits-city-club/story-11519038-detail/story.html owned by his partner in BarQdos entertainments. http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plymouth-pub-set-return-gay-roots/story-24555577-detail/story.html
Lidbury returned to creating Papier-mâché sculptures, a selection of which (all of which are banned from display at Cornwall Pride) may be found here :-
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