City's youth brightens up Haslems Lane
April 9, 2019
The council has been working closely with staff and the Art & Graphic Design Students from SERC to transform Haslems Lane in the heart of the city centre for a number of months to develop designs depicting stories of the history and life in Lisburn. The students then, using their own interpretation of the images, recreated them in the archways of Haslems Lane creating a vibrant and interesting walkway from Bow Street through to Lisburn Square.
Chairman of the council’s Development Committee, Alderman William Leathem attended the installation event with the council’s Chief Executive, David Burns and the Mayor, Councillor Uel Mackin.
Speaking about the project The Mayor commented “The lift to the area provided by this colourful attractive display totally transforms Haslems Lane. Congratulations to the students for embracing this project with all their enthusiasm and energy and I hope they are proud of how well they have made Haslems Lane look. Thank you also to their lecturer Victoria Cardy who initially agreed to work with us on the project and has kept things moving along throughout. If you haven't already I would invite everyone to look at the murals, take photos, post them on social media and let's share this positive story for everyone to experience.”
This project was part-funded by the Department for Communities and forms part of a wider initiative to develop two pocket parks, install planting and displays across the city centre to improve tired and derelict sites.