AN anti-racism book swap was held in Devizes on Sunday to show support for Black Lives Matter.

A group of friends launched the swap after taking part in a solidarity gathering at St Andrew's Church, Devizes at the end of last month.

Sophie Davis-Birch said: "We decided to start the anti-racism book swap which will be held every two weeks.

"To take part you just have to buy a book about or by people of colour whether fictional, autobiographical or historical preferably from a black-owned book shop.

"The aim of the book swap is to educate ourselves about issues surrounding racism while creating space for relevant conversations."

The next swap will be on August 2 at 4pm in Hillworth Park. Another socially distanced gathering in support of Black Lives Matter will be held at the Market Place, Devizes, on Sunday.

Sophie said: "As well as showing our support for the movement, it is important to begin the conversation about race and racial equality in our community and work towards making Devizes an even more equal, welcoming and inclusive place."