AN ARTS venue in Bradford is hoping to 'bring colour and art' to the suburbs of the city by creating a colourful art mural overlooking a carpark.

Tapestry Arts, a multicultural arts centre in Dudley Hill wants to 'pay homage to Bradford’s past glories and it’s future successes' by the creating a 'radiant palette of colour' on the wall of a carpark on Factory Street.

It will be the largest wall art mural in West Yorkshire, and is being created by local mural artists. However, the event organisers are now in need of some help from local residents to fund it.

Jason Brooks, Tapestry Arts venue manager said:"It's our belief that the city of culture, should also include the suburbs like Dudley Hill and Bierley, so this should attract people to come and have a look over here."

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"We have negotiated amazing discounted deals with local mural artists and secured some sponsorship and help from Crown Paints, however the wall is 25m long x 5m high and to realise the vision in the style of the mock up art on the photograph, will take considerable investment of time and materials."

At present, the project is being solely funded by donations, so the group has set up a Crowd Funding page to help with the costs.

Jason added: "All this costs money and it's money we can't all afford to front, having been decimated by the effects of the pandemic, as we continue to fight our way towards becoming an established community, arts and culture spot in the suburbs of Bradford."

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Described as a 'chameleon', Tapestry Arts is a community based arts centre which hosts a range of events including live music gigs, comedy nights, arts presentations and workshops, as well as having a food and drinks venue inside. They hope to encourage 'fresh emerging local talent' by giving them a venue to perform in.

Jason added: "We are partnered with Bradford City Council and are contributors to the forthcoming Bradford LIT Festival of Light, a project that will see us light up all four sides of the chimney in the carpark with multicolour LED lighting. We are also working in association with the City Of Culture 2025 BID team. This project will be a huge contributory factor that goes towards the BID being a success."

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It is hoped the project will be finished before Christmas.

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