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This spring, colour and creativity hit the streets of St Helens!

8th Feb 2022

As part of our Creative People and Places programme, we are bringing together a bunch of internationally renowned artists with communities from across St Helens to activate our shared spaces and landscapes with striking new murals and bus artworks.

Projects include a large-scale floor mural by the critically acclaimed artist The Fandango Kid. Produced in collaboration with St Helens Council and supported by the European Regional Development Fund, her latest collaborative commission will boldly welcome visitors into St Helens town centre.

Meanwhile, Arriva North West will give people from across St Helens the unique opportunity to experience ‘art on the move’ as its local buses are transformed with artworks made in collaboration with young people, members of Buzzhub St Helens CDP and the borough’s LGBTQI+ community. Artists Emma Colbert (in collaboration with Homotopia), Rudy Loewe and Michelle Wren (in collaboration with Wonder Arts), along with local artists Bea Albanese and Kathryn Edwards, will see their collaborative designs printed onto buses, as well as on to a series of onboard advertising panels.

Finally, following on from the huge success of Nomad Clan’s murals made with Parr residents, we are super excited that several more well-known Parr sites will be transformed over the coming months by much-loved names including Billy Colours and Faunagraphic working with local schoolchildren and residents. Supported by Torus Foundation and Culture Hubs.

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