AUDIO: Mural of Oxford during lockdown goes on display

It's now up at the Rose Hill Community Centre.

Local artist Mani (The Big Orange M) is behind the project.

It's been created to thank everyone who has helped the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

He painted it in isolation and captured it in a time-lapse film released via Oxford City Council's social media channels last month.

The City Council Tweeted a picture of the mural this week, and said thank you to our emergency services and Good Gym Oxford, which has been doing prescription deliveries during lockdown.

Oxford Together, a hub set up to support to those in need during Covid-19, was also given a mention in a series of Tweets by the authority. 

The mural features a street in Oxford, with key workers including nurses, postal staff, council workers and the armed forces.

There's also an official Oxford United flag hanging in one of the windows.

Mani told us that he wanted to recognise all of the good work being done in the city by local keyworkers.

He also said he hoped the mural would encourage more people to do more art!

 

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