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Street Art for our vibrant town

From Char March

Saturday, 15 July 2017

It's wonderful to see the message on one of the eye-sore boarded-up shops:  Shift Happens.  I wonder if there are any artists at all in Hebden who might like to make other artistic statements to help that bit of Market Street reflect our splendidly vibrant town?!

From Graham Barker

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Surely the boarded up shop is an artistic statement in itself? 

By not being a coffee shop, micropub or tourist trap it says don't be a sheep, be yourself and proud of it. Eschew relentless commercialism. Challenge middle-class perceptions of an eyesore. Be an unmovable, defiant enigma. Behind the shuttering are probably several cubic yards of irony. 

In having artistic integrity it’s truer to vibrant (ugh!) Hebden Bridge than much of the other stuff that goes on in it. Now some unthinking vandal has come along and defaced it. We should all take to the streets in protest.