New murals displayed at Hinckley’s former McDonald’s and Subway outlets

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 16 February 2023

CREATIVE ARTS students from NWSLC’s Hinckley Campus were ‘delighted’ to see their artworks unveiled in Hinckley town centre to help transform the appearance of two currently-vacant retail units.

Students at the unveiling ceremony (Image: NWSLC)

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC), have been working with Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) on a new project named ‘Windows in the Borough’, which had given students high profile opportunities for their work to be showcased in the town.

Students were invited to submit artworks for consideration by judges in hopes that they would be chosen to be displayed on two vacant retail units. And, after a rigorous process, five sudents were successfully selected to exhibit their work.

The first part of the project was to replace a mural at the site of the former McDonald’s restaurant on The Borough which was in need of a refresh after more than a decade, and in addition, artwork was also needed to help enhance the former Subway branch.

Now, the mural has been reproduced with brand new artwork in a large format – and has been spotted by many Hinckley town centre town-goers over the past few weeks.

A special unveiling ceremony was quietly held at the mural earlier this month on Tuesday, 7 February.

The successful students – Abigail Hopewell, Cameron Houghton, Josh Harris, Henry Sharman-Lowe, and Kayleigh Knight – all attended the ceremony, where they were all delighted to see their work in-situ.

Carrie-Anne Abdulai, NWSLC’s Assistant Principal for Higher Education and Adults, said: “This a fantastic opportunity for students to gain some exposure for their talented creative work and to get involved with a commercial project that gives them an insight into how organisations operate.

“We are grateful to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council for the opportunity and hope that the material serves to brighten up the town centre.”

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