Chance to be a Picasso at Holbeach park

Students from Sir John Gleed School and Spalding High School  paint a colourful mural on a football club fence at Carter's Park, Holbeach.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Students from Sir John Gleed School and Spalding High School paint a colourful mural on a football club fence at Carter's Park, Holbeach. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Unsung artists with an eye for colour and creativity have a chance to put their talent on show to the people of Holbeach next week.

A mural drawing event is taking place at Carter’s Park, Holbeach, on Wednesday, August 31, from 10am until 8pm when creative minds can help turn a football club fence into a work of art.

We talked with Holbeach Parish Council about getting the whole community involved in the mural drawing project

Liz Kelleher, head of art, Spalding High School

The project is a partnership between Holbeach Parish Council, which maintains the park, and Liz Kelleher who is head of art at Spalding High School.

Mrs Kelleher said: “It’s not going to be a long process and people can just come along, present their design and go.

“We’ll provide them with all of the equipment but if they can’t be there on the day, people can send their designs to me by email at Elizabeth.Kelleher@spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk and we’ll include them as part of the mural design as well.”

More than 50 students from Spalding’s Sir John Gleed School and Spalding High School started work in July to turn part of a 300 to 400-yard green fence, once dubbed Holbeach’s “Berlin Wall”, into a mural for visitors to enjoy.

Mrs Kelleher said: “When we there, a lot of people who were passing by wanted to join in.

“Our plan is to gave a weekend in the autumn where we’re going to come back to Carter’s Park and paint the mural.

“We’ll take people’s designs, project them onto the fence and let people paint.

“Half of the fence is finished but we’re running a community project to paint the other half.”

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