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Tower Ramparts Gets Arty

Ipswich’s Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre is opening its doors to budding artists today (Saturday 28th May) in support of a unique community project that will transform the face of our town.

The Never Ending Mural will showcase artwork created by the community and will be painted in several locations in Ipswich, starting with the Waterfront in June.

Tower Ramparts Manager Mike Sorhaindo is supporting the project and is encouraging the community to get involved: “I think that the Never Ending Mural is a brilliant idea that will encourage people to visit our town, so I am opening a unit as a temporary studio space for the day in support of the project. Other businesses based at the shopping centre, including Ipswich Building Society are also backing the project and will be participating on the day. Just drop in to Tower Ramparts any time between 12 and 4pm on Saturday and get involved.”

Mural curator and local artist John D Edwards explained what the open day is all about. “We are very thankful to Tower Ramparts for providing a temporary studio space in the heart of the town centre and would like as many people as possible come along and create artwork for the mural. We also hope to meet local artists and unearth new talent who want to help paint the mural and help create a celebratory legacy for our town.”

The mural is being funded by local businesses who are sponsoring the artwork.

For more information about the project, sponsorship opportunities or the open day visit www.ipswichartschool.co.uk or contact Ipswich Borough Council Cultural Development Manager Greg Cooper on 01473 433510 or greg.cooper@ipswich.gov.uk.

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