Spires of Bradford to be brought to commuters with new mural

The spires and towers of Bradford, including the Cathedral, are to reach for the skies as part of a new mural outside Bradford Interchange by local artist Sven Shaw. 
Sven is known for his murals in the pedestrian subways of Bradford, and has begun his new project ‘Bradford in Spires’ after being approached by the Bradford Business Improvement District, or BID.
About the mural Sven said: “It’s important to do this as where we are standing is the introduction to the city. 
“It’s the first thing a lot of people see. 
“If the first thing people see are some derelict walls then it is downhill from there. 
“A good first impression is very important, and they’ll see the city’s highlights and something that’s bright and happy! 
“It’ll give visitors and commuters a good start to their day.”
The buildings shown in the mural will be Penny Bank, City Hall, the Wool Exchange, the Bradford College Old Building, Lister’s Mill, the Alhambra, Bradford Live, Eastbrook Hall, the Bradford Gurdwara, Bradford Cathedral and Bradford Central Mosque.
The paint for the project was provided by ‘Community RePaint’, an organisation that collects left-over paint and provides it to those who couldn’t normally afford to buy it.
There are hopes that in the future the mural will be extended further around the station, while Sven will be following his work outside Bradford Interchange with more designs including a landscape invoking northern phrases and sayings.
(Story and pictures courtesy of Bradford Cathedral)

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