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Grow Up

1st Mar 2022

Billy Colours is bringing big ideas and bold colour to our streets.

Project Details
  • Collectivity
Creative Team
  • Artist: Billy Colours
  • Artist: Cathy Cross
  • Collaborators: Children, staff and parents from Holy Spirit School
  • Producer: Angharad Williams & Rhyannon Parry
  • Project Support: Andrew Delahunty

Billy Colours has collaborated with artist Cathy Cross to deliver a series of workshops with Holy Spirit School in Parr.

Children, teachers and families have taken part in the workshops exploring their local area, their place within it and where they see themselves in the future. These huge subjects uncovered images and concepts which Billy will bring together with her bold and colourful style to create a final mural design.

The mural will be painted on to Newton Road roundabout and revealed for the public in March 2022.

Billy's mural is part of our wider murals programme. After the huge success of last year’s murals by residents and Nomad Clan in the heart of Parr we have planned a series of new murals to transform several other locations in the area. With support from Torus Foundation and Culture Hubs, Heart of Glass will bring together communities and schoolchildren with internationally renowned street artists.

“At a difficult time for schools with covid and lack of funding, you have brought joy and sunshine! You have raised aspirations and broadened horizons!”

-Michelle Ravey, Headteacher


You;ll find Grow Up at: Broadoak Road, St Helens WA9 2ER

About the Artists

Billy Colours

Cathy Cross