The mural was due to be completed in March... before weather intervened. Credit: Place North

And finally… a tall story

Believed to be Sheffield’s tallest work of art, local artist Peachzz has now completed a wildlife mural overlooking Pound’s Park, on the side of the Cubo building.

The mural scales the full five storeys of the building, standing 25.5m high and covering 2.421 sq ft.

Depicting a vibrant water scene showing a heron and kingfisher, this striking new street art was originally commissioned to be revealed as part of Sheffield’s Festival of the Outdoors, but bad weather played havoc with the timings – and you can’t get much more British than that, really.

Street artist Peachzz, real name Megan Russell, has worked on commissions across the world and built a reputation for applying her expressive style, with hints of realism and bold colour palettes, to large scale murals.

Funding came from Heart of the City, Festival of the Outdoors, and a donation from Alexis Krachai, president of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and boss of local comms outfits Counter Context and Altitude.

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