For #OntoTheStreets Helen Thomas has drawn a large, alternative map in celebration of the music of Wakefield. Helen invited people to suggest bands & musicians (past and present) from the Wakefield district that they would like to celebrate. The street names on Mappa Music are replaced with names taken from the list of over 230 responses.
The map will be exhibited at 21 Northgate, Wakefield, launching at the May Artwalk on Wednesday 29th May and on public display throughout the five days of Long Division festival
Read more about the project on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MappaMusic/
This commission was funded by Long Division with support from Arts Council England as part of the festival's Onto The Streets project, which is directly supporting Wakefield based or born artists to create new work that will encourage audiences to look at our city in a new way, and animate our streets.