Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival presents a new public art commission by Christian Monaghan (Eaten Alive Illustrations). Located on Barbauld Street, the mural is a homage to some of the oddities of Warrington’s history, as part of the National Trust-funded ‘Time Machine’ Festival.
The mural depicts the prominent Augustinian theologian Friar Penketh feeding a juniper berry – in reference to Thomas Dakin’s early gin distillery on Bridge Street – to Old Billy from Woolston, the world’s oldest horse, who died aged 62! Flowing below Old Billy is the Sankey canal, the first man-made canal in England, while the Warrington Wolf observes the scene in the top-left corner, mirrored by the Cheshire Cat on the opposite side.
Friday 14 May 2021, 10:00amBook tickets
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