Restoring the Brixton Windmill Mural (Part 3) – Final Days and the Unveiling Party!

Well, it’s been over a week since we had the unveiling and we are still getting feedback about what a great mural it is. A huge thanks to all our supporters out there!!!

So I thought I should finish my story of when the sun stayed out so a mural could be painted!

Thursday evening and all’s well! The crowds gather! Jason, the boy in the mural, poses for a photo. Working on the portrait. Keeping an eye on the dogs!

For reference!

The windmill begins to appear!  Local kids create windmill artworks!

Still filming!

Working on the detail.

Posing for a photo.

Start them young!

Painting Lyham Road.

 The baker.

Nearly there!

Scaffolding coming down!  Finishing up.

The camera crew are still here.

The day of the unveiling!

Brian Barnes, Muralist, does some artwork with the children.  The crowds gather!

Fire engine pays a visit but we have a bunting problem!

Rescuing the bunting by climbing trees!

Awaiting the unveiling!

The children and the grownups love the fire brigade’s elephant mascot!

An introduction to the mural! The fire engine masks the mural to provide the unveiling!

The guys from Positive Arts (and Vinnie and Jason)

BBC camera man around!

Brixton celebrates even when it is raining!

So as you can see, that’s the story of how the mural was painted in the sunny sunshine!

A huge thank you to all the local people who worked on the mural and  a big thanks to those who came down from outside of the Brixton area to offer their support and cheer on the workers!

Also thanks to Vinnie O’Connell, Positive Arts, Clapham Film Unit and us at the London Mural Preservation Society. One mural done…. many more to go!

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The London Mural Preservation Society aims to bring murals created over the last 40 years back into the attention of the people of London and out further afield into the rest of the UK and the world.
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6 Responses to Restoring the Brixton Windmill Mural (Part 3) – Final Days and the Unveiling Party!

  1. Sam Roberts says:

    What a fantastic achievement, congratulation to all involved and here’s hoping this success can lead to more funding to preserve more of London’s murals.

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