Wall Games 2022
Northampton Town Council were proud to support The Wall Games project. The annual hosted graffiti and street art event that returned to the Town Centre, this August Bank Holiday weekend.
Now in its third year, the Wall Games project, founded by Art Curator, James Thompson, brings together some of the UK's top graffiti artists. More than 100 artists teamed up to create a series of colourful murals in the hope of "uplifting" drab areas of one town.
The Wall Games project targeted unloved underpasses and walkways in Northampton. Locations included; Guildhall Road, Greyfriars under passage, Sol Central, Green Street and St Peter's Way hoardings, St James Retail Park.
It was funded by Northampton Town Council's community grant scheme.
The council's leader Jane Birch said adding colour to "drab areas is uplifting" and "increased community pride".
In addition, this year Wall Games hosted the fully booked, free, Youth Street Art Workshops, to teach young people how to create street art and about the responsibilities of obtaining permissions from building owners before creating public art works.
Wall Games is organised by the Wall Games Arts Association (WGAA) - a not-for-profit, unincorporated voluntary association, supporting local charities, artists and communities through its events and outreach work, in partnership with Northampton Town Council, West Northamptonshire Council, Alfreshco Paint Supplies, The Hope Centre, Layitdownnorth and DJ Mark Ski.