visual_arts_westborn Below you will find a range of presentation and text resources that are free to download for educational use.  They are aimed at young people in classrooms, youth-work settings and community spaces but we encourage everyone to access them to learn more about Arthur’s achievements and the wider context of his story.

Text resources

The Arthur Wharton Story – This is our booklet (simplified for print) aimed at teachers and young people detailing Arthur’s story.

Arthur’s story in sections:

PowerPoint presentations and commentary notes

Other reading

booklet coverArthur Wharton Exhibition Package

In addition to our online resources, FURD also has a physical exhibition package available to loan for a small cost. The package includes:

  • 12 large foam-backed graphic and text panels including a detailed timeline of Arthur’s life
  • An eye-catching roller-banner stand
  • Ten Full-Colour Booklets of Arthur’s Story (additional copies can be purchased separately)
  • Ten copies of the 16-page comic, ‘Arthur Wharton, Victorian Sporting Superstar’, illustrated by Archie Birch (additional copies can be purchased separately, see below)

We are aware that community groups will be operating on small budgets, so to discuss particular needs further, contact

Victorian Sporting Superstar: 16-page full-colour comic book

This beautifully illustrated comic book, brings The Arthur Wharton Story to life in full-colour comic format. Price £2 (discounts available on multiple copies). Order from Early reviews:

“Brilliant! I’m sure it will go down very well with students and everybody else who sees it and uses it.” (Heritage Lottery)

“Really informative!!!” (Leon Mann, Kick It Out/BBC)

“Really really good and will prove a great tool in spreading the word to young people.” (Andy Bell, BBC Tyne Tees)

Click here to see inside.

The Arthur Wharton Archive at FURD

FURD also has an in-house resource centre with an extensive archive of articles, notes and references to Arthur Wharton. Contact if you wish to access this material.

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