The Norwich BID mural project aims to enliven vacant and tired spaces around the city centre with dynamic large-scale murals to the theme of “City of Stories”. The murals deliver a new dimension to the experience of the city centre and positively build on Norwich’s status as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature.
Location: Pymm & Co, Ber Street, NR1 3EJ
Artist: Poppy Cole, poppycole.co.uk
Overview: Completed in April 2016, this inaugural mural depicts a quirky street scene. Colourful & enchanting, this wonderful mural features many of Norwich’s iconic buildings, such as the Castle and Cathedral.
Location: Hatch Brenner, Theatre Street, NR2 1QY
Artist: Beverley Coaraldean, genealityart.com
Overview: This high-profile mural on Theatre Street catches the eye of passers-by with unique line art, taking you on a visual trip through the streets of Norwich. Look close and you will see that it’s not just buildings and streets as the mural comes alive in front of your eyes.
Location: Above Evans clothing shop, Red Lion Street, NR1 3QF
Artist: Malca Shotten, malcaschotten.net
Overview: Beautiful and vibrant, our cheeky dragon keeps an eye on the city! Dragons have been associated with the city since the Middle Ages, and inspired by the last Snap Dragon in Norwich this mural also features wording on his scroll which was uncovered at the Castle.
Location: Virgin Money Lounge, Castle Street, NR2 1PD
Artist: Derek Jackson, derekjackson.artstation.com
Overview: Named 'The Case for Norwich’ this mural is one to admire from a distance to truly appreciate the 3D effect. The City of Stories is transformed, as some of Norwich’s most iconic buildings are represented as books.
Location: Back of Tesco Metro, Pottergate, NR2 1DS
Artist: Julia Allum, juliaallum.co.uk
Overview: Designed in a bold & colourful style, stacks of books are used to create a Norfolk landscape, with the river Wensum running through Bishops Bridge into a broads scene on the left of the mural. Norwich landmarks pop out of the pages of an open book on the right.
Location: Tickety Boo!, London Street, NR2 1HL
Artist: Ella Goodwin, ellagoodwin.co.uk
Overview: Based on the old Norfolk Folklore, that cats were once buried in walls to ward away sprits, this mural takes a more uplifted and whimsical style. Best viewed from Bedford Street, the illustration of the cats feature a landscape of vibrant florals and a cutaway design to reveal the “insides” of the building.
Location: Next to Castle Galleries, Arcade Street, NR2 1PN
Artist: Joey LaMeche, joeylameche.wordpress.com
Overview: You will feel the awe of this mural as you walk underneath. The Market-Place of the Iceni is bustling with all kinds of interesting characters including Queen Boudica herself! This mural is inspired by the vibrant history of the East of England and the countless battles fought on this land.