Volunteers get ‘clingy’ to create colourful urban art

From left Elise Davidson, Barbara Collins (standing), Lucy Alexander, Anne Holland, Tina Lane, Sylvia Birchenough, Lee Fitzgerald, Jeanette Lawton and Brian Stringfellow
From left Elise Davidson, Barbara Collins (standing), Lucy Alexander, Anne Holland, Tina Lane, Sylvia Birchenough, Lee Fitzgerald, Jeanette Lawton and Brian Stringfellow
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An urban graffiti artist inspired volunteers at a special project to create a colourful design of a famous Fylde landmark.

St Annes artist Lee Fitzgerald, also known as Mr Dee, showed an unlikely group of budding graffiti artists how to make urban art at Lytham Hall.

Dressed in masks and protective clothing the group, including many over the age of 50, took their spray cans and created a giant sized image of the hall, street style.

Using rolls and rolls of cling film, the team stretched a canvas between two trees and a picture of the hall was sprayed on, followed by some urban lettering and artwork.

The event was one of several free art workshops organised by Christine Stringfellow as part of the Lottery-funded project, Circles of Light.

“It was an extraordinary day. No-one had done anything like this before and using cling film stretched between trees was inspired,” said Christine. “Local children came along to see what was happening but they were far too young to join in.”

Although children were not allowed to join in the spray-painting, Christine said there would be a chance next month.

She added: “I know some young people might want to give this a go and there will be a chance at St Annes Music and Arts Festival in September when Mr Dee will be holding free drop-in sessions.”

For more about the art workshops, go to www.circlesoflight-fylde.blogspot.com