Broxtowe Invites Design Proposals for a Second Beeston Street Art Commission

Broxtowe’s first commissioned mural in Beeston, Nottingham was completed by street artist Zabou on the 18th October 2018; it has been very well received with much local, national and even international press.

They now have a sum of £2000 remaining from the art fund they inherited from Henry Boot Plc and would like to invite artists to submit costed designs for the wall/s to the left of the precinct delivery entrance on Station Rd (to the left of Zabou’s work).  There is a possibility that Broxtowe may be able to add to this fund for the right proposal.

The wall/s:


The dimensions of this section are numbered 4, 5, 8 and 9:

Square wall dimensions-page-001

This/these walls are opposite Tesco in Beeston Centre on Station Rd.  Please do submit your costed design proposals to if you would like to be considered for this next commission – the council will make a decision in the new year.

Many thanks!


Icons of Beeston Mural – Sir Paul Smith, Richard Beckinsale and Edwin Starr

Zabou mural Beeston Edwin Starr Paul Smith Richard Beckinsale

We were delighted to help organise this commission by international street artist Zabou for Broxtowe Borough Council as a continuation of the street art festival Jeanie Barton organised in June with much appreciated assistance from members of the Beeston Street Art group on Facebook!  Jeanie meets with the Council again next Tuesday the 13th November to plan what we are going to do with the remaining fund – they are even considering investing more!  These vibrant art attractions and the resulting local, national and even international press should help secure the creative investors the council requires for the phase 2 development.

Here is a guide of the artworks around town updated as of 06/11/18

Program centre pages 06-11-18-page-001

Beeston Street Art

Jeanie Barton led this project for us and much was achieved over the festival weekend 16-17 June; the action has continued with artists returning to complete their pieces plus more artists starting subsequently.  We raised around £3000 through sponsorship and a crowdfund in order to make it all happen and the flurry of activity garnered much publicity with the BBC, Nottingham Post, Breeze Magazine plus many online publications and social media posts praising the art works (which are very varied – hopefully providing something for everyone).

Below is the most recent program/guide published for Beeston Carnival a few weeks ago.  You can see completed works and download a .PDF of this brochure from this Dropbox folder.

Our festival prompted Broxtowe Council’s leader and deputy to look at the costed design commissions we presented last year and their Finance and Resources Committee voted on 12th July to spend their ring fenced £8k art fund on Street Art!  Their first commission will be portraits of Sir Paul Smith, Edwin Starr and Richard Beckinsale by Zabou on the Station Road precinct walls leading down from Birds to the delivery entrance.  This will happen after the summer.

We also have some funds remaining from our festival and look forward to Elliott Caine painting the side of Fred Hallam’s in a design featuring fruit and plants, plus Carrot Boy is going to do the store building in between Barnsdale’s and The Sewing Box and The Hive on Union Street will have bees and flowers by Qubek (we also hope to get him another wall later this year) not forgetting RJ77 Urban Stencils will return to paint a portrait of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet on the front of The Star Inn (another series filmed there).   We have our eye on other prominent dull walls, some of which are currently going through probate and others for which we are awaiting freeholders’ permission.  We are going to try and make the council’s £8k stretch as far as possible (it can be spent within 85 meters of the phase 1 buildings).  If your business would like to become a sponsor and feature in the guide booklet that will be produced for tourists later this year, please do contact

Many thanks so far to; Affinity Photo (Serif), Beeston Round Table, Beeston Nursery, The Star Inn, Tesco Beeston, Fred Hallam Ltd, Nottingham County Council and Northgate Vehicle Hire.

Beeston Street Art Festival 16-17 June 2018


We are proud to be supporting the community/facebook group Beeston Street Art Festival this year.  We have set up a Crowdfund page to help cover the costs of visiting artists who want to create attractions around our town.  Do please give what you can – the FREE event begins at our coffee morning on National Civic Day at the hub in The White Lion, continuing with live music plus exhibition pieces inside and out and painting in the grounds as well as elsewhere around town.  This festival will encourage socialising, culture, wellbeing, creativity and learning in Beeston as well as attracting trade and investment during and after the festival weekend.

One work by Rob Jackson (RJ77 Stencils) will commemorate the centenary of the Chilwell Explosion with a portrait of Canary Girls at work on the front wall of the Victory Club on Station Road. So far 7 other freeholders of buildings around town want an art attraction – we have many internationally acclaimed artists wanting to visit, so let’s see if we can make this year’s festival as big as possible!

Many thanks in advance and see you there.