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Mural at the Co-operative in Attleborough Provides Perfect Summer Scene

We may be fast heading into autumn and winter, but spring and summer are still very much alive in one corner of Nuneaton, with the help of a local artist.

Bees, butterflies, flowers and a myriad of bright colours including yellow, orange, pink, purple and blue greets customers every time they shop at The Co-operative store in Attleborough.

The mural was the brainchild of Kieran Brown, of community group Attleborough Community Matters.

Kieran had long had an idea for a landscape mural in a prominent area of Attleborough and thought the wall outside The Co-operative was a perfect spot. His idea was brought to the fore after Covid-19 when he realised that communities as a whole needed a lift.

Kieran approached the Heart of England Co-operative Society which was delighted to offer its wall and to give its support to the scheme. The mural was painted by local artist Nathan Parker.

Kieran said, “Although lockdown wasn’t the catalyst for the mural, it was certainly the reason we decided to make it so bright and colourful. We have had an excellent response to it – it’s certainly lovely to look at whenever you head to The Co-operative.”

Jo Dyke, Community and Membership Adviser of the Heart of England Co-operative Society, said, “The wall is certainly much brighter than before. We were pleased to support Kieran in his idea to brighten up the community and were delighted to be able to offer Nathan the space he needed so he could share his wonderful talent with our customers.

“The mural has certainly gone down very well with our shoppers and has been a real talking point in store.”