Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Swindon Needs Banksy!

After a Banksy mural appeared on the side of a house in Bristol and locals got worried council contractors were about to clean it off, a poll of the Swindon Centric office has found a unique solution to Swindon's image problem.

Why don't we try and persuade Banksy to Swindon to do a mural?

Don't know who he is? Have a look at this video from BBC2's Culture Show

Our town has a history of murals with the Ken White paintings during the 70s and 80s with some remaining, though in a deteriorating state, the most prominent being the picture of the old canal footbridge that covers the end of a terrace house on the Whalebridge roundabout.

Getting Banksy to Swindon and doing a mural would raise Swindon's profile and give locals a real boost. It could eventually get us to shrug the 'cultural desert' tag that seems to hang round the town's neck like a millstone.

Swindon Centric Says ; If you agree with this, leave a comment and say yes!

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