“Serenity” by Snik in Manchester

In the shadow of Stevenson Square, where over 100 years ago, the Suffragettes once gathered defiant , Cities of Hope is proud to reveal the first of our Tributes to Hope. This tribute is in gratitude to all women that stand against injustice. A recognition of their strength, resolve and dignity, A testimony to what

“Sisyphus” by Axel Void in Manchester, UK

This piece by Axel Void is part of the “Gray” series. Sisyphus, written over the wall, is a king from Greek mythology that was punished by Zeus to roll a boulder up a hill and watch it roll back down, repeating this action for eternity. Albert Camus in 1942 wrote “The Myth of Sisyphus” where

Hyuro in Manchester, UK

Hyuro recently spent some time in Manchester, UK where she painted a new piece for the cities of hope project. Both armed conflict and violence that trigger affects the lives of many children in differents parts of the world. In addition to the direct consequences of war and armed violence they are also indirectly affected

“722 – 481 BC” by Faith47 in Manchester, UK

722 – 481 BC is the title of the newest collaborative work from Faith47 and Lyall Sprong of Thingking. This large mural, situated in the heart of Manchester’s northern district pays homage to human intimacy as well asserting support for LGBT rights. The mural is brought to life at night with a geometric light installation

Case Ma’Claim, Phlegm in Manchester, UK

Some great things are currently happening on the lovely streets of Manchester in the UK. Phlegm and Case Ma’Claim are currently in town and they each just wrapped up their respective mural. The artists were in town for the Cities of Hope festival. The Festival is designed to amplify the messages of nine leading street