August 10, 2012 Gossip

Hampton teenagers have given a Peterborough underpass a make-over with an Olympic theme this week.

We’re now wondering if local gymnast Louis Smith might pop by and take a look!

The local teenagers created the striking mural on the Cygnet Park underpass, which runs underneath The Serpentine A1260, with help from a professional graffiti artist, Nyces.

The event was organised by Peterborough PCSO Matt Lauch and sponsored by Serpentine Green shopping centre and Orton and Hampton city councillor David Seaton.

PCSO Lauch told ESP – “We chose this location because it really needed some attention and is used by many commuters. We wanted to show our young artists how they can paint legally and create an artwork that will be relevant for some time.”  

Chantelle Watson said – “When Matt asked us to help out with this project we were really happy to get involved. The final mural is absolutely fantastic – I’m sure residents will be really impressed when they walk through the underpass.”

The art project follows a similar event in March, also arranged by PCSO Lauch, when pupils from Hampton College created a ‘respect’ mural at Serpentine Green shopping centre. The Respect project, sponsored by Serpentine Green, was also organised by PCSO Matt Lauch as part of the Hampton Youth Project. Pupils from Hampton College enjoyed a unique opportunity to work with the graffiti artist known as Nyces.

With Olympic gymnast Louis Smith set to retrun to a hero’s welcome after winning Silver on the Pommel Horse and a Bronze as part of the Team event, everyone has their fingers crossed he’ll take time out to check out how he’s been immortalised in his home town.