Thursday, May 22, 2008

TLMP's first mural is well under way

In glorious sunshine The Liverpool Mural Project went to work this week on the first mural. Watched by thousands of passers by and motorists the Belfast and Liverpool artists started work on the gable wall at the end of Croxteth Avenue, Litherland, (close to Seaforth & Litherland train station, and one of the busiest roundabouts on Merseyside) and only stopping to give interviews to the various media organisations that have turned up to cover this historic project, and also to drink the many cups of tea and coffee supplied by the tenant of the property, who also treated the Belfast boys to a big pan of ‘scouse

The work is on schedule to finish lunchtime, Friday 23rd May,

The reaction from everyone has been great, and you can see the smile on people’s faces when they first see it, and there's been lots of people stopping to watch and ask questions about the whole project and how the muralists go about such a big job, and when a bus goes past every head turns to look at the wall, You can also see the same cars going round the roundabout a couple of times just to have another look as they drive by, so its going down very well with everyone, nearly as well as the pan of ‘scouse’ went down with the Belfast artists.

So if your in Seaforth or Litherland, come along and watch the TLMP artists finish creating the 'coolest house on Merseyside', or if you just want to drive by and have a look, don't worry you will easily spot the house.

9 comments:

Dave Scott said...

Looks great, went past on me bike today about 3pm, I'll be back Friday.

Anonymous said...

I think it looks dreadful. I wouldn't be very happy if my house had been chosen.

Mark Heaton, Bootle said...

Hey Fab mural i have been passed on the bus every day this week and as the week has gone on i have been amazed at the progress you have made in such a short period of time. are there going to be anymore? this puts Litherland on the map in my book.

Kal Gillett said...

I hadn't seen it going up but went to have a look this evening. It looks great. I hope there will be more across the city.
well done to all concerned.

Lol, Prescot said...

just got back from the mural, looks amazing, loads of people having their photo under the big John Lennon, well done to the artists and we want one now in Prescot. All the best, Lol.

Jan Rogerson said...

I have been teaching at St. Wilfrids for 19 years now and its great to hear the kids talking about the mural, they're made up with it. Its given the whole area a greatlandmark.
Good luck with any forthcoming projects.

Best Wishes, Jan Rogerson.

Eddie, Crosby said...

Well done to the Irish and Liverpool artists. This is the project that was described as 'not edgy enough' well thats another example of the Culture Company getting it badly wrong, this is exactly what the culture year should be about, and judging by the amount of people taking photos this morning, its edgy enough alright.
Good luck with the next one!
POWER TO THE PEOPLE

Dave Scott, Liverpool said...

a wall of legends!
Great work, real art for the ordinary people.

Anonymous said...

a truly fantastic project - I have seen the murals of Belfast and am delighted to now have one of 'our own' right on the doorstep. Cannot wait to see others. Keep them coming......