Saturday, November 10, 2007

Giant Pudsey mural created for BBC Children in Need

BBC television presenter Christine Bleakley joined forces with Belfast mural artists Danny Devenny and Mark Ervine to create a huge mural of Children in Need’s famous Pudsey Bear in St George's Market in Belfast. Market-goers were given the chance for a small donation to help paint everyone's favourite bear. Danny and Mark who are part of The Liverpool Mural Project were helped by hordes of children, set about the job of painting a 30 foot high mural of the big hearted bear. For six or so hours, many little pairs of hands applied every colour of paint to the huge canvas in the market house.
This is another marvellous example of community art, and helping to raise thousands of pounds for the BBC Children in Need appeal and a fun time was had by everyone who took part. Excellent work by Danny and Mark and all the little helpers and more great preparation for the work TLMP intends to do in Liverpool in 2008. The finished canvas will be hung on the side of BBC Broadcasting House in the week leading up to the Children in Need telethon which takes place on the evening of Friday 16th November.

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