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Creating community graffiti murals in Gloucester

Updated: Dec 9, 2021

In August 2020, Parry Hall and the Redwell Centre welcomed Your Next Move to run free Graffiti workshops for young people aged 8-16, delivered by the very talented Tim Martin AKA SLAZ (

Participant at Parry Hall workshop, (photo by September Turner)

Participants started off by learning the basics; they created their own designs practicing with a pencil and paper. Then they progressed to putting their designs onto the exterior wall of their own community centre. SLAZ taught them how to paint with spray paint and how to experiment with various techniques. Everyone was able to take a picture of their final piece before Tim put everyone's designs together and make two big murals to represent each community.

Final mural at Parry Hall, Tredworth (photo by September Turner)

Section of mural at Redwell Centre, Matson, by SLAZ & Serpcreative (photo by Tim Martin)

We were very fortunate to be able to have support from Active Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire Council and the OPCC to create these Workshops for young people living in Gloucester. It was great to get everyone outdoors and together whilst in a COVID safe environment.

For those who missed these workshops you can check out these videos documenting the two workshops:

Parry Hall, Tredworth

Film by SkiSka

Redwell Centre, Matson

Film by Fluxx Films

If you'd like to have a go at learning new graffiti skills you can find our online tutorials (from the basics to more advanced techniques) on YNM TV!

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