Bronze Arts Award pupils from Newminster Middle School in Morpeth have been given the opportunity to work with a local graffiti artist called Andy Morley (Creative Ginger) to create a set backdrop for their musical, Fame.
Andy is well known in Morpeth as he created a piece of beautiful street art on the side of the shop ‘Bella Boos’ in the centre of the town. Pupils at Newminster Middle School love the mural and after finding out they were doing the musical Fame, thought it would be great to use this as inspiration. Andy kindly agreed to help the pupils with this project and together they are planning, designing and creating the backdrop for the joint musical with Chantry Middle School which will be performed in June 2024.
On Friday 13th October Andy came into school and gave a graffiti workshop to the year 8 Arts Award pupils to start the project off. He will be coming in to work with the pupils at various points this year culminating in helping them use spray paint and outline the finished piece of mural art.

What an exciting project!