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Boys and girls do the donkey work

Members of Blackpool Boys and Girls Club, pictured with Mandi Lawson and Mandy Goodman from the  Club, Sian Pitt, project manager Stuart Bull and artists Chris Fenn and Graham Morris

Members of Blackpool Boys and Girls Club, pictured with Mandi Lawson and Mandy Goodman from the Club, Sian Pitt, project manager Stuart Bull and artists Chris Fenn and Graham Morris

These artistic children have made their mark on Blackpool’s new £50m housing development.

Members of Blackpool Boys And Girls Club gave the hoardings around Foxhall Village development of 400 homes off Rigby Road a splash of colour as they designed a seaside themed mural.

The youngsters created the colourful works inspired by the resort’s donkeys as well as adding their own ‘tags’ to sign the work.

Guided by Blackool artist Chris Fenn, a contemporary urban artist, the children spray painted their work on to the hoardings, who taught them spray painting techniques and about colour combinations.

Mandy Goodman, a youth worker at Blackpool Boys and Girls Club, said: “The opportunity to work on an external art project, which 
will be viewed by the public, has been exciting for everyone.”

The development is being built in partnership with Blackpool Council, by Hollinwood Homes, and will comprise two, three and four bedroom homes including affordable properties.

The mural will remain on the wall until construction of the development is completed, and the hoardings are removed.

Once these pictures come down, the housing estate will continue to draw on the resort’s rich history by naming areas after footballing heroes from Blackpool FC, including Jimmy Armfield and Stanley Matthews.

 

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