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Videos will tell stories of proud Peterborough's street art

Two videos have been created featuring the work of our great street artists.
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Street art at Link Road

Red 7 Productions have been creating a documentary following the restoration of the Millfield Link Road Mural, now finally available in all its glory.

The video will feature as part of a special exhibition about Millfield, opening at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery on November 5.

The restoration has been managed by Peterborough Presents but was instigated by a group of passionate local individuals and organisations.

Sarah Haythornthwaite, Peterborough Presents programme director, said “It’s just amazing to see the mural emerge and we are so very grateful to the skilled work of the artists and conservators bringing it back to life but also to the community who have welcomed the artists with open arms.

"It has been great witnessing the messages of support pour in from the original artist and the wider community.

"It’s clearly jogged happy memories for lots of people.”

The mural was original designed and painted by artist Francis Gomila in 1982 when he was the ‘Town Artist’ at Peterborough Development Corporation.

The artists leading the 2021 restoration include Nathan Murdoch of Street Arts Hire, Stuart Payn; Tony Nero; Amanda Rigby and Jason Duckmanton of Paper Rhino and Katie Scott.

Peterborough Presents was successfully awarded a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help restore the mural, with additional funding from Peterborough City Council and Arts Council England.

For more details you can follow progress on peterboroughpresents.org/millfieldlink or follow them on facebook at Peterborough Presents

Nathan has also featured in a Channel 4 feature of his work across the city, and how the team makes more than £100,000 a year - minus £15,000 spent on paint! 

Nathan tells the story of how a Keith Flint mural changed his life; his background listening to rap; and the preparation that goes into the work. 

Take a look at the video, which made its first appearance on Thursday evening, here