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New mural unveiled in Edgware called ‘Stop and Smell the Flowers’

Barnet Council has revealed a new mural called ‘Stop and Smell the Flowers’ next to Edgware station, as part of a lively Cultural Programme to boost Station Road and its neighbourhood.

This colorful mural celebrates Edgware’s history, aiming to bring positive changes to the area. It’s paired with a digital screen featuring images created in partnership with Clean Air Barnet and Middlesex University, raising awareness about air quality.

The mural created by the artist Holly Graham, is co-designed together with the local community. 75 local young people collaborated with the artist through workshops with the FUSE Youth group and students from Edgware Primary School and Northgate School, as well as during a drop-in session.

This project has been curated by the public art organisation, UP Projects, and commissioned by Barnet Council as part of a celebratory programme marking 100 Years of Station Road, designed to explore the role creative practice can play in bringing communities together and activating the high street.

Cllr Ammar Naqvi, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Arts & Sports, said: “The council recognises the profound impact of arts and culture in creating a sense of place and driving positive change. Through this new artwork commemorating the centenary of Station Road, we reaffirm our commitment to place Barnet as a vibrant cultural hub for all Londoners to visit and explore the diverse cultural offerings our borough has to offer.”