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MURAL MISSION: King Langley resident launches project adding splash of history to the village

 Published on: 17th March 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Kings Langley resident has kickstarted a project to paint a mural on a disused toilet block in the village.

The mural is set to showcase the village’s rich history and will bring together the whole community inviting local children to design and paint the display.

Ruby Lewis, an artist who lives in the village came up with the idea around a year ago as a way of linking the generations of Kings Langley together.

She said: “The idea was to work with local children to get them to develop ideas and thoughts about Kings Langley itself.

“It was really based on the idea that I wanted to build something for the community and something that would really bring generations together.”

The site in question located in Green Park is currently unused and run down so will help to regenerate a part of the community.

Ruby added that she plans to host several Zoom sessions to talk children through the process and help drum up ideas.

She said: “I would run a number of Zoom lessons, initially it would be to research a bit of history and anything that will inspire their creativity about the community we live in.

“It could be ancient history, recent or someone who made a difference to the village.”

Ruby hit a roadblock when her funding from the Arts Council was rejected and but has now set up a GoFundMe to raise the funds required for the project.

She said: “It’s a beautiful way to start the project, being funded by the community itself and boosting that community morale if everyone is putting a little bit into it and embracing the idea of it.”

You can donate to the project here.

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