AN INTERNATIONAL poet and street artist will be creating a mural at Tullie House displaying the effects of climate change in Cumbria.

London-based, Angry Dan, started painting his mural on Monday (June, 20) and will have it featured as a key piece in a new exhibition at Tullie House, called Once Upon A Planet.

This show explores the climate crisis and what we can all do to help the planet in its hour of need, it’s funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, administered by the Museums Association. 

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The mural project has been managed by Ben Heslop of Blank Walls Assassins - the Carlisle-based street art agency behind The Northern Paint Festival, which will be running at Tribe this weekend.

Angry Dan will be featuring his new work following his recent commissions in Mexico and Iceland, and will be bringing his poetic muralism to Carlisle for the second time, having previously painted previously on Struts on Chapel Street in 2019

The piece he is painting in Tullie House is inspired by his recent trip to the Lake District, and the loss of habitat for Cumbria’s native wildlife.

It reads: "As our Cumbrian wilds become warmer, It’s affecting the natural order, Each phase and pulsation, And fleeting migration, Of our delicate flora and fauna.

The artist will be likely to be completed his work by the end of Wednesday (June, 22).

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