New mural for Ilfracombe seafront
AN eye-catching new mural has been created to greet visitors to Ilfracombe seafront this summer. Junior Citizens from Ilfracombe College have been working with Transform and Seize the Moment to repaint the wooden hoardings alongside the former arcade site
AN eye-catching new mural has been created to greet visitors to Ilfracombe seafront this summer.
Junior Citizens from Ilfracombe College have been working with Transform and Seize the Moment to repaint the wooden hoardings alongside the former arcade site in Wilder Road.
They took as their inspiration the new Ilfracombe Healthy Town logo, a Transform initiative to provide the town with more opportunities to enjoy healthy services and lifestyles.
The teenaged Junior Citizens painted a mural on the site last year, but a harsh winter left it in bad repair and they decided to do something new and repaint it as a contribution to what has become the annual Ilfracombe Spring Clean, to brighten up the town for the summer.
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"The old mural was getting really tired, it had been through a lot and was chipping," said Charlie Horstead, who is in Year 9 at the college.
"Everyone has been really supportive and I think it shows graffiti can be pretty and does not have to look like vandalism."
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The end section of the painting, facing towards the Landmark Theatre, was designed by Dru Irwin who sketched it out with help and ideas from her friends.
"It was a group effort," she said "I really enjoyed it and I think the end result looks great."
Working with and supporting the Junior Citizens were Transform neighbourhood warden Cherif Benkanoun, PCSO Peter Hyde, new Ilfracombe Town warden Trisha White, Jane Elliott and the Seize the Moment team plus Clive Denham the town council hygiene operative.