Having been born and raised in Fishguard, I have seen the town's highs and lows. Fishguard and Goodwick has a lot of potential with the tourism trade growing every year and the popular events such as the Music Festivals, The New Years Eve Street Party, The Carnival, The Soapbox Derby and many more helping attract even more visitors. Over the next few years, I am hoping to run a few projects to help the growth of the town and make it one of Pembrokeshire's main destinations to visit. The first project is to help brighten up the town and showcase its culture and history in the form of murals. The two town's are full of interesting but lesser - known history and I feel this needs to be highlighted. The murals will unfortunately need to be fully funded via Crowdfunder, after a grant application was turned down. I have explored the option of having them traditionally painted on, but this would be more cost effective and would need to be maintained every 5 - 8 years. With this in mind, the designs will be created digitally and then professionally mounted on aluminium composite.
The aim of the project is to create up to 12 murals showcasing the following;
- Promoting The Town's History Of Boats
- Promoting Lower Town
- Welcoming Visitors
- Promoting Strumble Head & Nature
- Promoting The Local Sport Athletes
- Promoting Denys Corbett Wilson
- Promoting The French Invasion & Jemima
- Promoting Goodwick
- Promoting Fishing & Sealife
- Promoting Local Music
- Promoting Food & Culture
- Promoting New Year's Eve (Best NYE Event In Wales)
Each design will be 8 x 6ft and mounted professionally on buildings around the area. Having spoken to a few business owners around the town, this project has received a lot of positive feedback.
Each mural will cost around £700 to make and be professionally mounted.