Mural revealed at The Lovely Jubbly Festival on the Exmouth Estate
On Saturday 4 June, Exmouth customers marked the Queen's 70th year on the throne with a street party at Brayford Square.
Swan’s Customer Involvement and Community Development (CICD) team, in partnership with Newark Youth, hosted 'The Lovely Jubbly Festival' with over 400 customers in attendance. There were a variety of activities, from bouncy castles, face painting and henna to sporting competitions and raffles.
As part of the celebrations, the new Brayford Square mural was revealed to the community on the day of the festival. Bablu Miah (Trapped in Zone One) was commissioned to work with the local community to develop the design for the mural. The design concept grew from five different community consultations held with residents and young people from the estate.
The artwork aims to reflect on the estate’s history, current situation and future aspirations. Customers wanted to showcase that Exmouth is a diverse estate, where everyone can come together and feel like they belong. The tagline ‘Together Forever’ was suggested by one of the young people in attendance.
Customers and partners involved in the project shared their feedback.
"The mural has most definitely brightened up Brayford Square and Exmouth."
"I would like to thank Newark Youth for their endeavours in making this community event so entertaining and enjoyable for those of us who attended"
"It was a fantastic event and it brought the estate together."
Bablu Miah said: "The reason we chose to participate in this project was to continue our community work in Tower Hamlets using creativity and engaging with young people and the wider community, working towards a more inclusive and united borough."
Newark Youth commented: "Newark Youth has been working in the Exmouth Estate for over 10 years. We wanted to do a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and bring the community together through arts and a community festival."