Leicester is a multicultural melting-pot with an inspirational street art scene to boot.
Street art, at one time more commonly recognised by its murky moniker, ‘graffiti’, was once considered an eyesore, a costly nuisance and an unfortunate by-product of a misspent youth. But the tides have turned – graffiti isn’t a dirty word, spray paint isn’t a weapon of defamation and Banksy is a national treasure.
If you need any more proof( https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-... )of how extensively and utterly our perception of graffiti has changed, you need look no further than the incredible street art on display during the Bring the Paint ( https://www.bringthepaint.co.uk/ )festival, held in the cultural quarter of Leicester over the last May bank holiday weekend. Artists were out on full display, spray-painting their designs on the walls of Leicester, whilst passers-by looked on, awestruck. Children and adults alike were encouraged to participate and leave their creative mark. It was a remarkable celebration of an emerging artform, that used to be considered as anything but that.