Rebel Streets festival takes over the Lido in Blackpool

Rebel Streets festival takes over the Lido in Blackpool

Art worker Karl Howe, administrator Nadia Rice, artistic director William Frode De La Foret, and art worker Béibhinn O’Callaghan, preparing at Cork Community Art Link for the Rebel Streets programme, part of the nationwide and city-wide Cruinniú na nÓg. Picture: Denis Minihane

A CREATIVE street art festival is taking place in Blackpool which includes a facelift for the landmark Lido building.

The Rebel Street Festival is run by Cork Community Art Link (CCAL) to promote street art and graffiti in the city.

The Lido building, which is the CCAL base, is undergoing a new paint job and generally clean-up as part of the art festival.

Art worker Karl Howe, administrator Nadia Rice, artistic director William Frode De La Foret, and art worker Béibhinn O’Callaghan, preparing at Cork Community Art Link for the Rebel Streets programme, part of the nationwide and city-wide Cruinniú na nÓg. 	Picture: Denis Minihane
Art worker Karl Howe, administrator Nadia Rice, artistic director William Frode De La Foret, and art worker Béibhinn O’Callaghan, preparing at Cork Community Art Link for the Rebel Streets programme, part of the nationwide and city-wide Cruinniú na nÓg. Picture: Denis Minihane

CCAL manager Sinead Dunphy said: “Seeing stencilling happening directly onto the Lido is going to be wonderful, altogether the whole area is going to be so vibrant and a great representative of Cork and it’s wider culture.”

The Lido building was last painted in 2011 through a scheme with Dulux who were aiming to bring colour to pertinent buildings in the city.

Cork Community Art Link moved into the Lido in 2016.

Events are taking place all week up until Sunday June 16 when it culminates with a street party on Berwick Lane with music from Stevie G and Andrea William

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