Spoken Word FOR THIS MURAL
Qubek is a street artist and muralist whose work can be seen across Manchester and further afield (he’s painted lots of bees too!). In this Mural he has been inspired by community responses to the history of Old Trafford and the strawberry fields that were once here alongside the Botanical Gardens that used to be at White City and the exhibition hall that was built to house the Art Treasures exhibition in 1857. The Birds and Butterflies represent the people of Old Trafford.
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Other artworks to see on route
OLD TRAFFORD OCTOPUS @ FULFORD STREET ALLEY
ABOLITION OF SLAVERY sculpture @ SEYMOUR PARK SPORTS BARN
This sculpture commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Aboloition of slavery Act 1807 and was created by Artists Neil Drummond and PJ . Goodwin . The young people of Old Trafford Youth Centre were involved in the design of the piece as part of a project around Black History and Slavery.
The sculpture did not originally have shackles and chains on it, these were added at a later date due to some complaints of residents stating that it looked too much like a black power statue. See article below:
VEGETABLE PAINTINGS @ SEYMOUR PARK COMMUNITY ALLOTMENT
By Trafford Parsons working with the community Allotment in Seymour Park and The Park Playgroup.
ABSTRACT PAINTINGS @ ACROSS OLD TRAFFORD
There are many of these across Old Trafford, how many can you spot?