Urban mural to brighten up Hove

Besi Besemar October 1, 2014

Arts company Brighton Think Big is hosting a mural painting day in George Street, Hove, on Saturday October 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Naked bike ride mural in Providence Place, Brighton
Naked bike ride mural in Providence Place, Brighton

Brighton Think Big is famous for producing street art including murals of the city’s annual naked bike ride and work adorning the derelict Circus Street area in Brighton.

Community members are running a day of painting to brighten up a much-used but dingy alleyway that runs between George Street and St Andrew’s churchyard.

Cllr Christopher Hawtree
Cllr Christopher Hawtree

Councillor Christopher Hawtree, deputy chair of the culture committee, said : ”This alleyway 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 alleyway 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 “Communities and Families Tackling Addiction” (CAFTA) project, along with Dulux Trade Paints, Brewers of Hove and the Hove Business Association and Hove Business Partnership.

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