Live street art returns to Minster

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ANCIENT meets modern this month as street artists return to York Minster to create live spray paintings.

Artists Inkie and CBloxx will be taking inspiration from the Saints associated with the cathedral – including St Peter, St William and St Cuthbert – and its huge collection of historic stained glass.

People can watch the artworks develop over four days with the pair at work from 1pm to 4pm from October 29 to All Saints Day, November 1.

CBloxx, who is based in Leeds, said: “This year, with our focus being on art inspired by the stained glass, we’ve got some big shoes to fill. “John Thornton, who designed and painted the Great East Window is recognised as one of the greatest medieval artists, comparable to Vermeer, Rembrandt or Van Eyck, just working in a different medium.”

Helen Moore from York Minster’s outreach team, who is co-ordinating the Saints and Heroes event, said: “There is a fantastic juxtaposition between this ancient, traditional building and the edgy street art that works so well, and appeals to an exceptionally wide audience, young and old.”