Writing’s on the wall for groups at YMCA

131708a The official 'unveiling' of the YMCA's wall mural. Pictured is Steve Marsh, left, executive director of the YMCA, Charlotte Middleton and Adrian Riley, from Electric Angel design studio, who designed and painted the mural, with YMCA board members John Birley, seated 3rd left, Chris Wilby, Susan Richards and Alan Bruce, backed by youngsters from the Rowlies School of Dance, and Brid' Blades fencing club, based at the YMCA. Photo by Andrew Higgins  22/04/2013
131708a The official 'unveiling' of the YMCA's wall mural. Pictured is Steve Marsh, left, executive director of the YMCA, Charlotte Middleton and Adrian Riley, from Electric Angel design studio, who designed and painted the mural, with YMCA board members John Birley, seated 3rd left, Chris Wilby, Susan Richards and Alan Bruce, backed by youngsters from the Rowlies School of Dance, and Brid' Blades fencing club, based at the YMCA. Photo by Andrew Higgins 22/04/2013

It’s fun to be at the YMCA. That’s the message the 
organisation wants to get across with its latest creation – a mural.

The wall decoration was the idea of the groups which use the St Thomas Street building in Scarborough.

It was designed with the help of Scarborough-based Electric Angel and thanks to funding from the Voice Your Choice initiative the project was completed.

“Everyone who uses the YMCA was invited to contribute their thoughts on what the YMCA meant to them.

“These were then made into the final design by Adrian Riley and Charlotte Middleton from Electric Angel,” said YMCA executive director Steve Marsh.

“Young people then helped to paint the mural on to the wall, with Adrian and Charlotte’s guidance.

“ We are very pleased with the finished work and what it represents,” he said.

The mural has been done in blues, reds and orange.

It incorporates tap shoes, ballet pumps, staves, costumes, cups and trophies to represent the performance, dance and sports groups which use the centre.

The montage also features Scarborough landmarks including the lighthouse and castle.

YMCA is home to Twilight Productions, its own performance company as well as sports groups.

A gala showcase will be held for three days from May 10 to raise money for new lighting equipment.