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A new art basketball court has been completed in Walthamstow, East London, to promote the positive impact basketball can have in communities, giving young Londoners a bright, vibrant place to play and hoping to tap into a new audience.
The court, located at Bristerne Park (also known as Pirate ship park) E17 3RB, was driven by Wood Street Walls’ – a London artist collective – ‘Creative Courts’ campaign, working in partnership with NCS, and local Walthamstow resident Moses Musana.
Despite a challenging first attempt to paint the court earlier in the year in February due to difficult weather conditions, artistic duo Static returned last week to repaint the surface (whilst following social distancing guidance) , after London Borough of Waltham Forest provided investment to improve the perimeter fencing.
“Having been involved launching Creative Courts in a smaller location in Leytonstone, East London this double Court posed a bigger challenge but also offered us the chance to do something that would have an even bigger impact and help raise awareness for the project,” Tom Jackson, co-Founder of Wood Street Walls and part of artistic duo Static said.
“We’re really pleased with the final result and can’t wait for everyone to be back on court when it’s safe to do so.”
In September of 2018, the only other full court art basketball court was completed in Brighton by local artist Lois O’Hara.