A series of limerick murals have been painted on the streets of Walthamstow. Forming a trail of limericks across the area they’ve been created by the artist Angry Dan. A poet and painter he’s combined the two to bring his words to the streets.
Part of an exhibition called the ‘London Borough of Limericks’. It will showcase at the 1B Window Gallery on Coppermill Lane. Angry Dan is a poet and painter. He writes limericks about life and culture, and paints them as bold, colourful street murals and studio paintings. The nine murals created form a trail across the Walthamstow area and are an extension of that show. For each person to successfully find all nine murals, they win a print of a new limerick inspired by a day out walking on Walthamstow Marshes
Limericks on the Street
The limericks are, according to Dan, intended to “inspire others to keep this poetic form alive”. Dan writes all the poems he paints. He also teaches limerick writing workshops at local primary schools.
“Whenever I’ve a spare moment, I always try to write one, and I can honestly say I’ve not been bored once since the day I started”. Eight of the murals were commissioned for Waltham Forest’s year as London Borough of Culture.
“Limericks are folklore” says Dan. “They evolve as they pass between people and through time. I love traditional limericks, but I also want to introduce some new ideas of my own. Street art is my way of passing them on.”
Angry Dan’s ‘London Borough of Limericks’ opens August 1st – 31st at 1B Window Gallery, E17 7HA. You can find more details and follow his art at www.instagram.com/angrydan. Full details of how to enter the treasure hunt to find all the limerick murals in Walthamstow can be found at www.angrydan.com. You could also win a print of one of the pieces. All photos in this post have been provided courtesy of Angry Dan.
Limerick Mural Trail in Walthamstow
St James Street
Pumphouse Museum, Markhouse Avenue
Queens Road Station
The Chequers, Walthamstow High Street
Palace Mews, Walthamstow High Street
Bell Beer Garden, Hoe Street
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