Budding Banksies brighten up Bethnal Green

STREET artists have been helping youngsters daub their own graffiti on building site hoardings along Bethnal Green Road. But property developers Telford Homes will not be calling the cops on the budding Banksies – instead they have been providing the arti

STREET artists have been helping youngsters daub their own graffiti on building site hoardings along Bethnal Green Road.

But property developers Telford Homes will not be calling the cops on the budding Banksies - instead they have been providing the artists with paint and other materials to brighten up the dull fencing.

With the help of professional street artists, young people aged seven-25 have been painting the 90 metre hoarding which fences off the site where Telford Homes is building a 25-storey block of flats on the corner of Bethnal Green Road and Sclater Street.

Youngsters have painted five murals which they have designed themselves and decided how they would like to represent their sense of place, space and identity.

The murals, called A Taste of Sun, Imajin, Shoreditch Dreams, Spaced out Rainbow and Slang, Art, Movement, were unveiled in a ceremony today (Thursday).