Shape your local area by creating exciting & diverse projects in Brent - pledges of £2,000 available
Opposite Willesden Green Tube Station and next to a bus stop is a black bridge wall which is flaking and the paint is peeling. This bridge needs attention as it is in a prominent position and we hope to install a vibrant, fun and dynamicc sign in mosaic medium which would include a reference to local history, and 'welcome' lettering. It would also compliment the existing mosaic work which is linked to our 'CatWalk Mosaic Project' and which celebrates the work of a famous artist & resident of the area.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
At present this wall is an eyesore. The paint is peeling, the brick is flaking and it is black. It is quite a long stretch and is the first thing that visitors to our town see as they exit the Tube Station. It gives a very bad impression of our town! We would like to create a mosaic where the design is made up from contributions from the local community through a ' design day' workshop that reflect the increasing community spirit of the area. It will improve the ambience; increase pride in our area; increase pride for our children; and inform the community, many of whom are immigrants of our history in a lively and engaging manner. It has the potential to also help regenerate the high street and encourage people to visit and shop, or hang out for a coffee in the area and enjoy its visual appeal.
Steps to get it done:
We hope to create 3 linked art projects to improve pride in our community and improve the general ambience and atmosphere of the town. We see this as one of them. The other two include 'the catwalk' mosaics which is another project here, and the work around Dollis Hill Tube Station which has also been much neglected.
Transport for London who own the bridge have shown unwavering support and enthusiasm towards our projects in enhancing the bridge. They have shown us they want to be part of this town's transformation and play a key part in involving the community in new projects. The recent launch of our previous mosaic project was covered by local press and the ribbon cut by the Head of the Jubilee Line and included a cake sale with cakes cooked by TFL staff.
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