Mural adds splash of colour to graffiti-covered Worcester wall - The Worcester Observer

Mural adds splash of colour to graffiti-covered Worcester wall

Worcester Editorial 1st May, 2024   0

A GRAFFITI-covered wall in Worcester which was transformed into a 55-metre-long mural by city students features a tribute to legendary County composer Sir Edward Elgar.

Students from the University of Worcester spent days bringing the mural between Hardwicke Close and Hylton Road to life.

The mural, coloured mostly in shades of blue and pink, features the words ‘The Music Is In The Air, Take As Much As You Want’- a quote by Sir Elgar.

Students were joined by internationally renowned artist Rob Draper to design and create the piece.

Rob said: “It has been a brilliant project and a long journey, but the response from the public has been incredible.

“Younger people, older people, pretty much everyone who walked past was stopping and saying how much of a difference the work has made to this area to have something so bright and uplifting.”

The artists were also assisted by students from schools including Worcester’s Regency High, who were invited to help with the painting.

And a poem, written by one of the University students, was placed in braille at either end of the mural.

It was the idea of Cosmin Popescu, who added: “It’s very exciting and rewarding, and I wasn’t expecting to see the work make such a difference in such a short amount of time.

“The transformation has been incredible, especially in that it has such a good message for the community, and people walking by have all said how amazing it is.”


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