BRADFORD'S answer to Banksy - Moonie - has been at work again, transforming doorways into pieces of art.

Comedy character Mr Bean tires to stop a dinosaur from bursting through a door in one piece and another shows Led Zeppelin's stairway to Heaven.

The paintings are part of a new arts and heritage trail in Little Germany, and residents and businesspeople hope shoppers at The Broadway will take a five-minute stroll to see them.

Moonie views the whole of Little Germany as a giant artistic canvas and his bold painting of Samson, on Church Bank opposite Bradford Cathedral, has been attracting a lot of attention.

Members of Little Germany Action Ltd are funding the scheme, supported by a grant from the Rotary Club of Bradford Bronte.

Dave West, who lives in Little Germany and is chairman of the group, said the overall aim was to encourage more people to move into the historic quarter.

"We have plans to extend the trail in the future, enabling visitors to discover the heritage of this special area, which has more listed buildings per square mile than anywhere else in Britain.

"Our objective is not only to attract more visitors but also to encourage more people and businesses to move into Little Germany, sharing its historic buildings and supporting its cafes and shops.

"This will be a pilot scheme for a combined arts, culture and heritage initiative which highlights existing and new installations and brings them to life with Bluetooth beacon technology linked to a smartphone app.

"Some of the art works will remain on display indefinitely while others will be changed from time to time to generate ongoing visitor interest.

"The pilot is in place and the project will continue to evolve and expand with more opportunities for Bradford based artists.

"Many visitors to The Broadway will enjoy their shopping experience unaware that an area of rich industrial and social heritage is just around the corner.

"We aim to persuade at least some of them to appreciate the architectural grandeur of Little Germany.”

Moonie, who describes himself as a ‘situational visual artist,’ said he was delighted to be commissioned by the group.

"Little Germany is my canvas - and what a canvas," he said.

"I like to see a space and create a work of art for that space. I wouldn’t want to restrict myself to one form of art.

"I have ideas for more three dimensional works which I hope to fulfil in the coming year, so watch this space."

Last year Little Germany became the first place in the UK to benefit from a new scheme which makes it easier for developers to make internal alterations to 45 listed properties in Little Germany and the nearby Cathedral quarter.