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Madchester and Wellington Mill

A couple of days before I went on holiday last September, I popped over to Manchester for Wellington House Jam, had a stroll through the Northern Quarter on the way there.

Monsteryandme, I do love these.

Adorable Dmstff!

Beautiful birds by Mateus Bailon.

Doc?

A taste of the macabre from Foundry

Something fishy? DOC

Mila K, hangin’ on the telephone..

Colourful quirkiness from Doodles’n’Drips.

Cute and cuddly Nick Hamilton.

Pawski photographing a Pawski!

Gorgeousness from Tankpetrol

Jay Sharples, lovely to see him doing characters again.

Minto, stunner in progress.

Nomad Clan, busy busy girls with busy busy bees.

Not sure who the artist is, but a quality piece of work.

Seca One, just about the best Joker I’ve ever seen 😀

Pichiavo, finally got it without cars in front!

Coloquix as seen on Channel 4s ‘No Offence’.

 Bram,Jupiter Fab and Nathan Aiyna Sassen

Of course there is more, there is always more, a great day out, a wonderful place, Manchester 🙂

P.S. Due to various issues, camera related, laptop related, I’m now about 9 months behind with my blog, almost historical! 😀

 

Mantra Live, Wellington Mill, Manchester

Made a trip to Manchester to see the Mantra Live paint and music event organised in part by the masterful Jay Sharples. Initially I plotted a route to the wrong Wellington Mill, Manchester has two apparently,and then due to the fact that my phone is broke, so I had no internet or GPS, and the fact that I am rather special, I managed to get hopelessly lost! End result I had to be guided in by a very helpful friend, though it was sadly almost 4pm before I got there. On the plus side, the party was in full swing  and I was quite confident most of the pieces would be finished before my home time 🙂 DSCF1585Trion                      DSCF1593SR47, one of two pieces he completed, bur Sid was probably my favourite.

 DSCF1596Tasha Whittle in action.         DSCF1607Jay Sharples, man of many talents.    DSCF1612Rocket01, could’t attend on the day so rocked up a couple of days before and dropped this beauty.                 DSCF1616 DSCF1620 DSCF1623Catch22DSCF1670  DSCF1681Stemfour                                                                                      DSCF1682 Chris ‘Bunny’ Howker                                                                 DSCF1683Furiouspie.      DSCF1660 None, the devil is in the detail.       DSCF1699Kathy Bates being given the Akse P19 treatment. DSCF1701Doodlesndrips with ‘Frank’.    DSCF1659More weird wonderfulness from Infected by Design. DSCF1705Qbek, not a new piece this, but brilliant anyways, the bicycles seem to work with it too.                                DSCF1711N4T4, lovely guy, lovely piece, not sure if he ever got his burger! 😉                                 DSCF1715 StitchTrik9, this fellow is positively on fire at the moment and he went down a treat in Manchester! DSCF1727Pawskis’ lady complete, one of his best ever I think.                                                    DSCF1696Foundry applying the finishing touches to Mr Tesla.                                                                                               DSCF1747Seca stunner.DSCF1748 DSCF1749Nomad Clan, first time I’d seen them in action, love their stuff.                                          DSCF1750Sorry, don’t know the artist but this was a real piece of work, fascinating watching it all come together.Since been informed the artist is Betarock75, thanks!

Had a good catch up with some friends, hopefully made a few more too. All in all a great day and fingers crossed, I will be able to find my way there without a problem next time, but I’m not holding my breath!  🙂

Manchester Awayday

Apparently they don’t just have graffiti in Sheffield and Nottingham, somebody told me they have a little bit in Manchester too, so we decided it was time to go and have a look. It didn’t disappoint.

In fact we realised quite rapidly that there was a lot to see.

Invaders, I love them, I found about 20 0f these, that’s around half of them I think.

Kelzo, Manchester based artist, does a lovely bulldog. This wall included pieces from Sheffields own Rocket01 and Fauna Graphic.

Nearly got run over by several buses, while trying to get a decent photo of this.

This was on a parking ticket machine, I’d really like to know who John Smith is and why he made this, it’s really quirky and random.

Frank  Sidebottom!

I know Aryz did part of this, don’t know who the other contributers are, I think it’s great though.

I love this too, it’s a pity it was a bit wrecked by the time I saw it.

O and this was my first introduction to yarn bombing which I think is wonderfully mad!

So, I have to grudgingly accept that Manchester has a fair amount of pretty good graffiti. I also have to acknowledge that I barely scratched the surface of what there is to see. I think I will be returning, on a fairly regular basis, with a map.

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