Passersby on Chiswick High Road may have noticed that a huge panorama of the London skyline, London, Stilled in the Evening, by Will Pearson has been installed on the front wall of the police station, soon to be vacated by the Metropolitan Police.
The police have occupied this building since 1972, and are finally moving out in November, having closed their counter service several years ago. The property is now up for sale by Frank Knight estate agents.
The more sharp-eyed amongst the passersby may notice a vine growing out from a drain near the panorama, snaking its way across the pavement and up the building. Perhaps nature, resilient and waiting in the wings to reclaim unoccupied sites, will start to envelop the building above…
In unrelated news people throughout Chiswick – adults and children – have been painting wooden butterflies and flowers. Twelve schools, several care homes, brownie groups, Age Concern, art clubs, drop-in sessions, parks friends, groups with learning disabilities – in short the whole community, have been rediscovering their inner artistic core and have hand painted thousands of models in sessions arranged by Abundance London.
Abundance London invites the curious to attend an unveiling at the Chiswick Flower Market on Sunday 3 October at noon sharp.
This project has been funded with a grant from the Welcome Back Fund, which is providing councils across England a share of £56 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the safe return to high streets and help build back better from the pandemic.
The Chiswick Flower Market is held on the first Sunday of each month in Old Market Place.
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