Work to begin on new Leeds United mural at Pudsey Market this weekend

Work is set to begin this weekend on a new Leeds United mural based at Pudsey Market, the LUFC Trust revealed.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 4:45 am

Farsley artist Nicholas Dixon is set to create the artwork on the gable of 9 Waver Green.

In a tweet on Tuesday, the trust said: "After six long months of planning approvals, we’re excited to announce that this weekend work begins on the Pudsey Market mural - designed and painted by the amazing @NicolasDixonart - no spoilers please locals - watch this space."

Mr Dixon was behind the 'Bielsa the Redeemer' artwork that was created in Wortley earlier this year, and also has created a host of other works across the city.

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Farsley artist Nicholas Dixon is set to create the artwork on the gable of 9 Waver Green. cc LUFC Trust

In a planning application submitted to Leeds City Council, Mr Dixon said all stallholders and local businesses were behind his idea.

Mr Dixon said his mural would make the market an attraction to visiting fans and bring in new customers.

In his application, he added: "Depending on funding, I would like to incorporate the stalls of the market which could have the design from the mural vinyl wrapped onto sections of the market stalls with facts and figures of the players and the club.

"We could even name the stalls after the stands at Elland Road which include the Revie Stand, The Norman Hunter stand, East and West stands.

Farsley artist Nicholas Dixon is set to create the artwork on the gable of 9 Waver Green. cc LUFC Trust

"There is already worldwide interest with the mural I did of Bielsa, with fans coming from as far away as Italy just to see it.

"When the fans are allowed back to Elland Road, with its massive global fan base with fans coming regularly from Norway, Sweden, Ireland and the USA to name but a few, Pudsey Market would be on their list of places that they would visit whilst they are here."

Work is due to begin this weekend on the piece (Sat 29 and Sun 30).