BID turns Leicester into art with Street Stories

By Shantelle Gondo

Leicester’s empty shops are being improved by being turned into works of art with street stories this October.

The Business Improvement District (BID) is an organisation that works to transform Leicester into a nicer and more attractive area to live, work and visit, and is behind the new scheme.

Currently BID is working with local agency Arch Creative, working with 10 local artists putting out their paintings and turning empty shops in the city centre into points of interest.

Alice Hawkins and the Suffragette movement – Tim Fowler (Picture by Shantelle Gondo)

As ‘Street Stories’ celebrates the achievement of pioneering people from Leicester, one of the paintings is of Leicester’s most famous suffragette, Alice Hawkins, by Tim Fowler and can be seen at 107 Granby Street.

Hunt for more paintings within the city and bring them to life, for more information about street stories and the locations, visit:  or Download the Graffio AR App.

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