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Local art students create blooming marvellous mural

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Banbury art students have created an eye-catching mural with the help of professional designer, Lucy Tiffney, for the town’s newest care home.

Art foundation students from Banbury and Bicester College worked with Lucy, the 2016 runner up of BBC Two’s Great Interior Design Challenge, to create the large outdoor artwork for Highmarket House.  

The well-known artist guided students, Morganne Mason, Annabelle North, Sophie Read and Celina Hicks through the design process to create the impressive 18 metre by 3 metre mural.

Creating a focal point in the outdoor activity space at the care home, the mural has been designed to aid stimulation for those living with dementia. The area will host activities such as ten pin bowling and Tai Chi.

Julia Hedley, home manager, said: “We were delighted to be able to collaborate with students from Banbury and Bicester College, as well as esteemed designer Lucy Tiffney. This community artwork project has resulted in a fantastic addition to the new home.”

“The mural has really brightened up the outside space and added some much needed colour to the wall. We would like to thank the students for all their enthusiasm and hard work, and to Lucy for leading on this. We are very excited to start hosting activities for residents in the outside space.”

“This project has really strengthened our ties with the local community, and we hope to welcome the students back to take part in future art activities with residents.” 

Open to new residents

(Behind the Cromwell Hotel), North Bar Place, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 0TD

Highmarket House

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

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