Streets Alive is a new creative project in Basingstoke, bringing colour to the street furniture in the town centre. From March, spot the new look benches, planters and telecoms boxes, brought to life by some of Basingstoke’s most talented artists and storytellers and follow the trail around the town.
Find new pieces of art by Rachel Davis – Neil Jepson – Liam Kelleher – Corinne Marsh – Laura Messin – Joanne Morse – Kev Munday – Rachel O’Connell – Jacky Purtill – Sian Storey Art – Willow the Wispa – artWell on Openreach telecoms cabinets and town centre planters, and poems on benches written by Lydia Thomson, Rebecca Lyon and Josh Dixon and illustrated by Fatima Pantoja and Laura Fisher.
Also look out for the new trail on TRAILTALE, which you can download free to your smartphone, including all information about the artists and their works. And if art isn’t your thing, there’s also the Heritage Trail available here, on TrailTale or you can pick up a printed version in many businesses in the top of the town.
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This project is commissioned by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, and supported by The Welcome Back Fund, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Her Majesty’s Government, and Arts Council England. Thanks also to Basingstoke Heritage Society.