The elusive British street artist Banksy confirmed on Saturday that a new artwork that appeared on a wall in Nottingham, central England, depicting a young girl using a bicycle tyre as a hula-hoop is his work.
Banksy has posted a mural of a little girl hula hooping with a bike tyre onhis Instagram account, ending speculation over whether he was behind the work.The piece appeared last Tuesday on the corner of Rothesay Avenue in Lenton,Nottingham.
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An exhibition of Banksy works is to go on display both online and at a galleryin London. Catch Me If You Can, featuring pieces by the elusive artist, is togo on display at the House of Fine Art (HOFA) Gallery from Thursday.
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A gathering of youngsters in the streets of Nottingham gets out of hand aheadof the implementation of Tier 3 restrictions. It took place on St James Streetin Nottingham city centre which has a number of pubs and bars, some of whichare prominent student bars. The actual shenanigans started at about 9.55pmwhen all of the bars let the patrons out at the same time onto a small lane.The Government announced the city would be placed into the “very high” bracketfrom Friday at 12.01am – with rules coming into force such as a ban on buyingalcohol from shops after 9pm. Nottinghamshire Police had issued a warningearlier on Thursday that they would have “no hesitation” in fining peopledeliberately flouting the rules.
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Residents in Nottingham and surrounding boroughs have been urged to keepshowing “resilience” ahead of new Tier 3 controls coming into force. TougherCovid-19 rules for Nottingham city and the Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffeborough council areas will come into force on Thursday, with finer details ofthe measures expected to be outlined later on Tuesday. Nottingham will joinWarrington as well as the Liverpool City Region, Greater Manchester,Lancashire and South Yorkshire in having fresh restrictions imposed in Tier 3.
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A fellow street artist, known only as Itchers, had earlier today attempted to claim credit for the work, which is a hula hooping girl outside a beauty salon in... Sutton Coldfield Observer Also reported by •Derby Telegraph •WorldNews •Belfast Telegraph •BBC News