The 70-year-old band stand has been turned into an outdoor theater, where graffiti artists are told they are welcome to beat their artwork.
I have a band stand in Queens Park Haywood It has been re-marked and is now adorned with a rainbow and hand-painted flowers at the bottom of the backdrop of the stage.
It was designed by two local artists, Tony Lane and Victoria Ash – but the transformation is not complete.
There is also space for children, teens and parents to paint their own art so that people are encouraged not to tamper with new art.
Volunteers behind Friends of Queens Park raised 1,350 bra on the GoFundMe page to raise cash to carry out the rebrand.
He was assisted by local construction company Ferrell Ltd., which painted the blue background before artists Tony and Victoria went to work.
Alan Vental-Yates, chair of Friends of Queen’s Park, said:
“But the people who use the park love it.
“There have been a lot of shows. We’ve had rock bands, brass bands and all kinds of shows.
“We were going to do it last summer, but of course epidemics and lockdowns prevented anything from happening. So we thought we’d be happy to do it before everything reopened.”
And he called the park’s response to the new outdoor theater “heavy.”
The launch event is taking place on Saturday, July 25, in which the band’s line-up has not yet been confirmed.
Artist Tony, who has a childcare background, said more than 60 children were involved in starting the graffiti section of the stage.
“The Rochdale Youth Team was very involved, but so were the other children and parents in the park,” he said. “We wanted to create something like John Lennon Wall.
“The idea is to be as comprehensive as possible and give people the opportunity to be creative with their own graffiti, which is a bit like Banksy.”
John Lennon Wall is in the Czech capital, Prague, where people have left the Beatles-infested pool since the 1980s.