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A monster is coming to a Carlton skate park this Saturday

A monster is coming to a Carlton skate park this Saturday

A graffiti artist with the help of local skaters will be installing a monster piece of art in a Carlton skate park this Saturday.


Artist Gravy Man, aka Ryan Smith, will be turning the skate bowl at Burton Road Jubilee Park into a giant futuristic green monster using one of his signature graffiti designs this Saturday 6 June from 9am.


Ryan worked with the skate park users from the Netherfield LOCO group over several months to pick the best design for the skate bowl. The design of the green monster was voted by the group as the favourite design of the three put forward.


Gedling Borough Council in partnership with the Friends of Burton Road Jubilee Park have organised the installation of the graffiti art.


The LOCO members, with help from Nottinghamshire County Council Youth Service, will be assisting Gravy Man with the installation on Saturday and Gedling Borough Councillors will also be on hand to help.


The project is being funded jointly by Gedling Borough Council and the Friends of group.


Councillor Peter Barnes, Portfolio Holder for Environment said;


“The young people have had complete control over the design of the artwork for the bowl. They’ve worked with Ryan, the council and county council and it’s a great example of how empowering young people can benefit the community.”


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