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BT Boxes bring colour to Shrewsbury's streets

Colourful murals are springing up around Shrewsbury town centre as part of a project to convert “hidden objects” into works of art. 

Shrewsbury BID has teamed up with BT, supported by the Economic Recovery Programme run by Shropshire Council, to encourage artists to get creative with telephone and internet cable boxes around the town centre. 

The boxes are usually painted dark green by BT, and many of us walk past without a second glance, but now five boxes in the centre of Shrewsbury are standing out as pieces of art in their own right. 

Local artists Saffron Russell, Hannah Chumbley, Cherie Jerrad, Naomi Sampson and Emma Williams have each taken a box and created a colourful mural based on the theme of animals – inspired by the flags fluttering over High Street as part of the national Great Big Art Exhibition.