29 September 2014

Help paint urban mural to brighten up the city

Arts company Brighton Think Big, famous for street art including murals of the city’s annual naked bike ride and work adorning the derelict Circus Street area, is hosting a mural painting day in George Street, Hove, this Saturday (4 October 10am-4pm).

Residents are invited to pick up a paintbrush and get involved in creating a mural to brighten up a much-used but dingy alley way that runs between George Street and St Andrew’s Church yard.

Councillor Christopher Hawtree, deputy chair of the culture committee, said :

”This alley way used to be blocked with bins and used to attract a lot of street drinkers. The George Street Traders Association is working together with the local arts based organisation ‘Brighton Think Big’ to encourage local people to help them transform the brick walls into a wonderful mural that will depict historic Hove. The idea behind this, apart from a great community day, is to increase the feeling of safety in this well used alley way, and to provide a piece of art for everyone to enjoy.

 

“I have already been involved - up thirty feet! - in the preparatory painting work, and it's very enjoyable."
 

Funding has been provided through the European International Communities and Families Tackling Addiction (CAFTA) project, along with Dulux Trade Paints, Brewers of Hove, Hove Business Association and Hove Business Partnership.

 

Residents interested can contact DAAT Neighbourhood Liaison Officer Nile Amos on 01273 293006

 

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