New mural by Limavady Young People launched

Posted on: 12th June 2014

A new mural created by young people from The Glens and Roe Valley Residents Association was launched in Limavady this week.

The young people have worked with a professional graffiti artist for eight weeks to create the artwork as the first part of The Playhouse Street Talk Project.

Both communities came together and used the arts to discuss local issues including policing, political and social issues.

The Mayor of Limavady Alderman Alan Robinson launched the mural at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre on Wednesday (June 11).

Street Talk is a two year youth arts project managed by The Playhouse Derry-Londonderry which enables young people from Limavady, Derry-Londonderry, Magherafelt and Strabane to come together with their local police officers to address issues relevant to them in their own communities. Law, order and policing, understanding the legal system, and breaking down barriers between communities are all addressed.

Young Limavady participants will now have the opportunity to meet with others from Derry-Londonderry, Magherafelt and Strabane and their own community neighbourhood officers in a fun and creative setting.

The Street Talk Project is funded by J Paul Getty Charitable Trust and BBC Children in Need.

"Using artistic methods to embrace commonalities of youth culture, such as music and sport, these young people have explored community relations issues of respect and mutual understanding" Street Talk project co-ordinator Elaine Forde said.
"This is about building confidence, developing skills and giving opportunities to participants to present their work in a prominent location in their town. I'd like to say well done everyone for their hard work on this great mural."

For more information about The Playhouse Street Talk Project contact Elaine Forde at The Playhouse on (028)71268027

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