Hampton Youth centre mural extended

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By adam_leone | Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 16:26

The mural on the Hampton Youth centre has been extended with the help of scenic artist Tom Ryall.  

Earlier this year the Hampton Youth Project appointed scenic artist Tom Ryall to create a design to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The design reflects how the area was 60 years ago and a present representation of the different activities of the youth club, including depictions of rock climbing, sport and music.

The decision to extend the sky of the mural on the upper part of the building was approved by residents as part of the Hampton Uplift consultation.

Uplift is Richmond Council's programme to rejuvenate several key areas of the Borough which are in need of improvement.

Cllr Virginia Morris, Strategic Cabinet Member for Environment said: "As part of the Uplift consultation we asked residents about the proposal of extending the current mural at the front of the building to make it more appropriate within a public square."

"The majority of people were in favour and we are now pleased to announce the completion of the mural."

"Not only is this a creative statement to make more of the existing artwork that has already brought the wall to life, but it will reflect the diversity which is commonplace at the youth centre." 

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