21st Oct, 2020

Leamington street art event set to round off Heritage Open Days festival

Catherine Thompson 15th Sep, 2020 Updated: 15th Sep, 2020

THE PAINT the Yard Festival in Leamington is set to be a highlight of this year’s Heritage Open Days.

Local attractions and venues have once again opened their doors to the public for the annual festival which takes place until Sunday September 20.

Among this year’s highlights, which rounds off the celebration of heritage and culture in Warwick District, is the Paint the Yard Festival.

The street art event aims to highlights the work from Brink Contemporary Arts and Creative Leamington, to transform the yard in to a creative, playful space. The site includes The Frontline Project mural, which pays tribute to the frontline workers of Leamington, where there will be food, music and live painting.

Creative Leamington founders Chris and Martina said: “We wanted to find a home for The Frontline Mural – a tribute to Leamington’s Key Workers, however, after speaking to the businesses based at Spencer Yard, we realised this could be a launchpad for something bigger.

“The Spencer Yard car park is used primarily for some of the most dynamic and creative businesses in the town, and we wanted to reflect that by bringing colour, creativity and a sense of identity to the location.

“We worked with Brink Contemporary Arts to bring the walls to life at a time that we all could do with a lift. This Sunday we’ll be hosting an exhibition of the work, with music, food and live painting.

“The public will be able to complete a digital self-guided tour of the artworks which will include a specially made video, created for Heritage Open Days, that will walk you through the fascinating history of the Spencer Yard site.

“This project comes at an exciting time as WDC are launching their Creative Framework and as plans for the Creative Quarter continue to be shaped, we’re proud to play our part in the town’s creative make up and hope that this will provide a taste of what’s to come around the corner.”

Visitors must book a slot to visit the site to enable social distancing.

visit www.creativeleamington.co.uk/pty to book.

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