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Cities of Hope / street art

This weekend we saw the completion of ‘Cities of Hope'; a street art convention which lasted for nine days and brought more colour and awareness into Manchester. The project was developed by 'Vestige' a not-for-profit social justice organisation, involving nine international street artists and locally based charities to express and bring attention to nine global issues.

Artists participating were:

Case – disability
instagram: case_maclaim

Axel Void – existentialism
axelvoid.com

C215 – homelessness  
c215.fr

Faith 47 – gay rights
faith47.com

Hyuro – war children
hyuro.es

Martin Whatson – the environment
martinwhatson.com

Nevercrew – immigration, integration and supporting refugees
nevercrew.com

Phlegm – sustainability    
twitter: #phlegm

Pichiavo – conflict
pichiavo.com

Dale Grimshaw (as special guest) – globalisation and conflict
dalegrimshaw.com

Also featured are many well-known names:
Mateus Bailon, Jay Sharples, Nomad Clan, Akse and Tankpetrol covering the theme of ‘iconic Manchester'.

Gareth