As part of Stamford Quarter’s ‘Summer of Play’, a brand new mural and co-created poem featuring two local artists - comic book aficionado Rick Eades and creative word artist Kirsty Gbasai - have collaborated with the community of Altrincham and the results are in.

The artists have been working over three days to install the artwork with a little help from seasoned muralist Oskar with a k to get it over the line and looking fine.

The creative collaboration is now on glorious display on Stamford Square. Pop down and have a look to see if you can spot a familiar Altrncham face in the ‘crowd’


Check out the results of the curated community poem:



Over the course of 2 pop-up workshops that took place in the Stamford Quarter in May, over 70 people (children and grown ups) had their likeness and words brought to life by the team of artists.

The fun and interactive sessions were used to ask what a ‘Good day in Alty’ looks like, their words listened to and interpreted by Kirsty Gbasai while they were cartoonised by Rick Eades. The team went away to curate the #streetzines mural over the next two weeks.

Poem Altrincham


Over 3 days the artists set to work on installing the mural in the newly reopened Stamford Square. Starting with Ana, our friendly local barista over at Starbucks! Lucky for us the paint was drying quickly in the sunshine and the team got stuck in preparing and painting the 13 metre long wall. It wasn’t long until the passers by were stopping to take in the work so far and snap a couple of pictures.

Mural Altrincham


On Saturday 22nd June, the final touches are going on the mural and who better to help finish the job than the community that inspired it?! With ice cream and tunes in the square all of Altrincham is invited down to put their mark on their newest piece of street art.


A team effort by…

Alen, Mia and Karine, Alex and Steph,  Amy and Gracie, Ana, Becky and Aila, Brogan and Freddie, Cameron, Ethan, Callum and Seb aka The Crucial Crew, Catherine G and Gemma M, Hayhurst and Kumar Family, Gemma D, Adam and Elsie, Isaac, Maxwell and Jacob, James and Rick (from the security team), Lisa and Lucy, Louise and Liesel, James, Maddie and Emilia. Joe, Liz, Steve, Joanna and Rose, Maddy and Eva, Mala & Aradhya, Simon, Sarah, James, Francesca and Tristan, Emma, Sid and Clover, Kerry and Abby, Molly, Naomi, Samia, Rayan and Ishaal, Ellie and Rebecca, Mary, Erin and Meave, Louis and Cullen, Miles and toby, Patrick, Rachel, Paul, Wilbur and Joy.


Thank you to our partners for this project


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