Monday, March 24, 2014

A little bird told me


Last October I did a post about the mural Taking the cure on the wall of the Winter Gardens at the end of Adelphi Street in Blackpool.

The text "Taking the cure" refered to the Victorian pastime of coming to Blackpool to bathe in the sea as it supposedly had healing qualities, but alas someone took it to be a reference to drugs and the work was threatened with erasure.

Local artists Chris Fenn and Hannah Nickson have rescued it by adding a few items and the hopefully less offensive text "A little bird told me".

Read the story on artist id-iom's website.

A contribution to Monday Murals.

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