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Creative Northwich residents invited to ‘make their mark’ on new-look Witton Street

14 May 2012

An artists’ impression of the proposals for Witton StreetA public workshop to develop art for a new-look Witton Street takes place this Friday (18 May).

People are invited to join artist Katayoun Dowlatshahi for the workshop in Brunner Square from 9am-4pm.

They will be able to get involved with art ideas to reflect the town’s history including special paving patterns and new street furniture.

It is part of a Chester West and Chester Council scheme to enhance Witton Street’s historic setting by lending it a more traditional feel.

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Katayoun, an Iranian-born British artist with extensive experience in public realm art, has been commissioned to inform the design by working with residents, businesses and art groups including the London Road Art Collective and DAN.

Local Councillor Paul Dolan said: “This is a great opportunity for local people to have their say on how they would like to see public art incorporated in the scheme.

“I hope people of all ages will take this chance to show off their creative skills and contribute to an exciting new look for one of our most historic streets.”

The first phase of the scheme, which begins in July, will concentrate on the area between the library and Venables Road.

It will see the pedestrianised area leading to Meadow Street re-laid with sandstone and granite to echo the early 20th century paving patterns that once characterised the street scene.

The road and footway stretching from the Meadow Street junction to Venables Road will also be re-laid with high quality materials.