Avanti West Coast fund new mural to brighten up Wigan North Western station subway.
Local artist Jess Riley is currently producing a mural for the subway at Wigan North Western Station with help from the local community and youth groups. It is set to be installed by the end of October 2021.
The mural will celebrate Wigan’s unique dialect, known as ‘Wiganese’ and suggested words shall be incorporated into key landmarks such as the foot of the statue in Mesnes Park- often rubbed for luck!
Workshops have been delivered in the local area across different age ranges, and hosted in venues including The Swan and Railway Pub, and Wigan Youth Zone.
Jess Riley, Mural artist: “It’s been an honour to paint this station mural and connect with members of my community, we’ve had great levels of involvement through the social media campaign and visiting local organisations and businesses.”
Find out more:
- An official launch event is planned to take place at the beginning of November 2021, please contact us for more details.
- Look out for the QR codes on the mural which will link to further information online.