Orient support project to help brighten up Leyton and remember the O’s association with World War One.Leyton Orient Football Club are supporting a local street art project which aims to paint a series of street art murals in Leyton to celebrate and highlight its past, present and future.
The project is being led by local residents and artists who have worked hard to raise awareness of the project but now need further backing to bring their ideas into reality.
The East Stand on Brisbane Road has been identified as a site for one of the paintings with the design likely to include a mural that depicts the association the Orient have with World War One and the Footballers Battalion. Elsewhere in Leyton, other sites have been identified with references to the O’s and the football clubs presence in the area also set to be proposed.
In order to make this happen, the organisers require support in the form of donations to help kick start the project.
Project Co-ordinator, John Barker is a local resident and said, “By nurturing street art in Leyton, this project will alter wider public perceptions of the area and galvanise ongoing change so we are delighted for Leyton Orient's support.”
Marketing and Partnerships Manager for Leyton Orient, Rob Noble, commented, “We feel this is an exciting project to be involved with and it will help continue to improve the look and feel of the local area by creating more attractive spaces around Leyton. Having a mural depicting the club’s association with World War One would also be an eye-catching reminder for visitors to Brisbane Road and help everyone remember the sacrifices made by the former Orient players.”
You can find out full details of the project and how to make a donation by visiting the Spacehive website here which includes a short video about what the project is all about. You can also visit the Leyton Arts website www.leytonart.webs.com