This edition of Manchester Street Art actually doesn’t begin in Manchester, but in Altrincham, in Greater Manchester.
I was in Manchester for United’s match against Partizan Belgrade. When in Manchester, I like to try and take in as much of Greater Manchester and the North Of England. With a bit of spare time on my hands before checking in, I headed to Altrincham, having not been there for a while to visit Altrincham Market.
While there, I spotted a mural of Brigitte Bardot outside Everyman Theatre. Naturally, I got some photos.
I’ve no idea why it was done, there’s no particular reason for it.
Background research shows it was done late last year by an artist called Richard Wilson. Not that one. If it was, your response would be “I don’t believe it”.
Upon arrival in Manchester, there was only one place to go, Stevenson Square, Manchester’s hotbed of Street Art, to take in the latest pieces.
You may have noticed them recently on TV, as Football Focus interviewed Juan Mata there.
Stevenson Square was as far as I got on Thursday, as it was chucking it down with rain, and by mid-afternoon, my main intention was checking in to my hotel, and getting into my warm and dry room.
On the tram to my hotel, I noticed a mural of Noel Gallagher. I know it’s somewhere near Cornbrook, but I didn’t go to find it. I’ll be back in Manchester in January for another match, so I’ll look for it then, if it’s still there.
If it’s not, the number one suspect will be a certain William Gallagher.
Friday was spent walking around Ancoats and Oldham Street to look for new pieces.
On Friday morning, I headed to Rochdale in search of Street Art (a separate blog will follow after this) meaning that I didn’t have any time to get photos of Salford Quays/Pomona Whaf.