Colour the capital

Street art in Walthamstow

The mural by Huntoland in Elmfield Road, Walthamstow

Street art continues to spring up all over Waltham Forest – and now another local group has joined in the fun.

Forest Recycling Project (FRP), which has an enormous store of secondhand paint in Bakers Avenue, unveiled the first of a series of street art murals in Elmfield Road, near Coppermill Lane in Walthamstow.

The colourful artwork was created by renowned Italian street artist Huntoland, whose “unique style and abstract workings” are expressed throughout the piece.

It is part of FRP’s “Colour the Capital” project which, in partnership with Global Street Art, won just under £50,000 from the Big Lottery Fund last year. Nine murals in total will be painted across three East London boroughs.

In conjunction with the project, FRP is also giving away 2,000 litres of free paint for not-for-profit organisations and community groups based in Waltham Forest.

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