Streets Alive

An Outdoor Art Gallery

Come and discover new art work, on the streets of Basingstoke!

Streets Alive is a new creative project in Basingstoke, bringing colour to the street furniture in the town centre. From March 2022, 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 – Louise Hight – Neil Jepson – Liam Kelleher – Corinne Marsh – Laura Messin – Joanne Morse – Kev Munday – Rachel O’Connell – Jacky Purtill – Sian Storey Art – Willow the Wispa and artWell

Short commissioned poems and quotes from Jane Austen can be spotted on benches, illustrated by Fatima Pantoja and Laura Fisher and written by Lydia Thomson, Rebecca Lyon and Josh Dixon.

Streets Alive Trail Map

We’ve partnered with TrailTale, and created a guided walk map featuring all the Streets Alive artworks, which you can download it for free here. Enjoy a walk around Basingstoke town centre and discover all the colourful street furniture brought to life with poems and illustrations by our local artists.

On the other hand, if you prefer to look out for the rich and varied heritage of our town, you can follow the Heritage Trail Map . Enjoy your walk around our town and discover all the hidden gems. You can download a digital copy of the Heritage Trail here or pick up a printed version in many businesses at the top of the town.

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Artists and Artwork

This project was 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 for their support on the project.

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