Street art trail adds splash of colour to Macclesfield

Shutter baring painted images a rabbit and a fox.Cheshire East Council

A new art trail is brightening up a Cheshire market town.

Businesses and shops have been transformed by colourful paintings and murals celebrating local life in Macclesfield and its most famous sons.

The project includes a striking tribute to Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, who spent much of his life in the town and died aged 23 in 1980.

A map pinpointing the artwork and where to find each individual mural can be viewed online.

Ian Curtis

Cheshire East Council

The exhibition has been funded by a £50,000 grant from train company Avanti West Coast and is part of council plans to regenerate the town.

Councillor Nick Mannion, vice chair of Cheshire East Council’s economy and growth committee, called the artwork an “outstanding project”, adding: “The input of local residents and the Macclesfield Cultural Forum especially has been integral to the final works we can all now enjoy.”

Mural baring images of flying birds on building in Macclesfield's Sunderland Street.

East Cheshire Council

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