The Queen’s Wall in Tidworth, opened by The Queen in 1993, for young people to play football and basketball, has been given a facelift.
Tidworth Area Board has provided £2,800 to kick start the street art project. The local community responded positively to the artwork and more street art projects are planned for Tidworth Community Centre and the Community Youth Centre, Ludgershall, now working on projects of their own.
Wiltshire councillor and Mayor of Tidworth, Mark Connolly, had heard about a street art project in Germany, and after discussions with Wellington Academy and the MOD, which owns the Queen’s Wall, decided to launch a scheme in the town.
Cllr Connolly said: “I am really pleased with the project which has transformed an ugly wall into a real feature.”
Students from Wellington Academy said it was a “unique experience” to work with artist Fred Fieber and make a positive contribution to the community.
Students said: “It was really relaxing to paint with everyone, totally enjoyable. It was really nice to work with a real artist, and he gave us some great ideas and guided us.”
The academy students collaborated with Salisbury artist Fred Fieber on the mural.